Spicy, hot cheese dip, just like at your favorite Mexican restaurant! Serve in a slow cooker to keep it warm for a party.

Angela

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together cheese and 3 cups of water in a double boiler over gently simmering water; stir occasionally until the cheese has melted and the mixture is smooth.

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  • Meanwhile, combine the 1/4 cup of water, onion, celery, green pepper, and jalapeno in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk the vegetables into the cheese, then pour the mixture into a large pot; place over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 16.9g 34% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 23.7g 36% DV; cholesterol 71.1mg 24% DV; sodium 1130.4mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This truly does taste just like a favorite restaurant's recipe that I have been trying to duplicate for years. I'm embarrassed that is was so easy and I couldn't nail it! I cut the recipe in 1/2 since it was just a side dish for 4 - wished I would have made the full recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
Authentic and yummy! I wouldn't call it "hot" though. For those who like it hot my "cheater" version is easy - simply add a few tbsp of med. salsa to the cheese of your choice ( I use Velvetta sour cream)a can of sliced jalepenos (don't remove seeds!)and a squirt of real lime juice. We also like sliced olives - hot and chunky! Read More
(6)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2008
This truly does taste just like a favorite restaurant's recipe that I have been trying to duplicate for years. I'm embarrassed that is was so easy and I couldn't nail it! I cut the recipe in 1/2 since it was just a side dish for 4 - wished I would have made the full recipe! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2007
this was a good recipe but i used white american cheese a lot creamier Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
I made this for a party and it was a big hit! It tastes sooo good and is very addicting! It makes A LOT of dip though. Tastes good re-heated the next day....and the next... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
This was very good and easy. I do not have a double boiler so I just melted the heat the regular way over the stove in a pot. I also added a good bit of ground cayenne (red) pepper to the dip. That added much more flavor and a little spice but really wasn't very spicy. Needs a little more flavor somehow though. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2009
Authentic and yummy! I wouldn't call it "hot" though. For those who like it hot my "cheater" version is easy - simply add a few tbsp of med. salsa to the cheese of your choice ( I use Velvetta sour cream)a can of sliced jalepenos (don't remove seeds!)and a squirt of real lime juice. We also like sliced olives - hot and chunky! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
This is so much better than the stuff from a jar. It's worth the effort to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2008
I scaled down the recipe to 10 servings for our family of 4 for New Year's Eve. I used a saucepan on low heat and it melted fine. The queso was a little bland for us so I added 1/2 cup of medium salsa. Everyone enjoyed it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2011
Made according to the recipe and was fairly disappointed. This is very bland and was overly thick. The amount of vegetables called for didn't really contribute anything. I did scale the recipe back serving-wise to use 1 lb of cheese but proportionally that shouldn't have mattered. I think this might be a good start maybe add in some queso fresca or similar cheese. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2011
Was not like any queso I've ever tasted in a restaurant... it would soon be out of business with a dip like this. Very disappointed. The celery added a weird taste and I missed the tomatoes. Keep looking for a better recipe. Read More
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