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Chili con Queso El Dorado Recipe

Chili con Queso El Dorado Recipe

Used as a dip or a sauce on burgers, chicken or pork, this creamy queso is spiced with chilies, chipotle peppers and hot pepper sauce. —Carolyn Kumpe, El Dorado, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (5 ounces each) evaporated milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 4 drops hot pepper sauce
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chilies and chipotle peppers; cook 2 minutes longer. Gradually stir in milk; heat through.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in cheese until melted. Stir in the cilantro, salt and pepper sauce. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without tortilla chips): 92 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 225685
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2015

"I made a half recipe, which is plenty. Family declared it was a keeper."

Bethj User ID: 47434 212389
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2012

"Made this last week and the whole family loved it."

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