WATCH: How to Make Chili con Queso Dip
Merienda is better with this cheesy dip! We used a variety of cheeses (quick-melting cheese and sharp Cheddar cheese) to make this extra flavorful. Cilantro adds bright flavors and tempers the heat from the chilies. Sooo good!
Chili con Queso Dip Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 green finger chilies, sliced into rounds
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1½ cups fresh milk
2 cups cubed cheddar cheese (we used a mix of processed quick-melting and sharp Cheddar)
2 teaspoons salt
2 medium tomatoes, deseeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
nacho chips and lemon slices, to serve
1 Heat oil and melt butter in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
2 Saute onions until light brown. Add garlic, bell pepper, and chilies; sauté for about 3 minutes.
3 Add flour and stir for 1 minute. Pour in milk and simmer for 1 minute.
4 Add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
5 Stir in salt, tomatoes, and cilantro. Serve immediately with nacho chips and lemon slices.