Jeff's Chili Con Queso
This is an awesome cheese and chili dip for chips or French bread that everyone will love! Great for parties!
This is an awesome cheese and chili dip for chips or French bread that everyone will love! Great for parties!
Ok people, I see some of my reviews are complaining about my queso not being spicy enough or too thin. My family is a bunch of wussies so I had to tone this way down, for myself and my friends I will actually add chopped jalapeno's and/or hot salsa. Also, if its too thin you can add a bit more cheese since I estimated the amounts. Also, make sure its not too hot because that will make it runny (will thicken as it cools a bit) and I usually keep it in slow cooker to keep it warm and to keep it from hardening. I almost never follow this recipe to the "T" and I'm always playing around with it, so I encourage you to do the same. Enjoy! ~JeffRead More
Ok people, I see some of my reviews are complaining about my queso not being spicy enough or too thin. My family is a bunch of wussies so I had to tone this way down, for myself and my friends I will actually add chopped jalapeno's and/or hot salsa. Also, if its too thin you can add a bit more cheese since I estimated the amounts. Also, make sure its not too hot because that will make it runny (will thicken as it cools a bit) and I usually keep it in slow cooker to keep it warm and to keep it from hardening. I almost never follow this recipe to the "T" and I'm always playing around with it, so I encourage you to do the same. Enjoy! ~Jeff
This is the best Chili Con Queso I've ever had, plus it was SUPER easy to make. Following the advice from some other reviews I used Velveeta Mexican cheese. I used Tillamook's Medium cheese, I feel that Tillamooks has a much smoother texture that store brand cheeses. I also used about 10 ounces of salsa, instead of only 7. Let's see, I used the whole can of chili, put about 2 teaspoons of chili powder and 3 dashes of Trappy's Louisiana Hot Sauce. It turned out wonderfully and had a bit of a kick from the extra salsa, chili powder, and hot sauce. I highly recommend this recipe, Jeffo here really knows his stuff.
Great recipe! It tastes exactly like many of the con queso recipes served at popular Mexican restaurants. For my cheese, I used a 16oz portion of Velveeta Mexican cheese. It turned out perfectly. Thanks~
This recipe was a BIG HIT!!! There was not a drop left!!! I followed it as written and it was great. I was concerned at the beginning because the cheeses didn't seem to melt well. I used slices of American and cubed mild cheddar. However, I finally decided to add the other ingredients and it blended very well and tasted awesome. Thanks, Jeff, for a wonderful recipe!!!
This was good, but next time I will put 1/2 cup of sour cream and a little more velveta. Tastes just like chili cheese and would be great with fries or on top of hot dogs. It tastes better the longer the flavors warm together. I had it in a crock pot and everyone thought it was better an hour later.
Thanks Jeff! This is a snack that can eat like a meal. You need a good hearty tortilla chip, and I used Tostidos new Gold chips. I spooned the sauce over the chips and topped with jalepeno slices. A keeper!
I didn't care for this recipe at all. It had no kick to it.I even used Velveeta Mexican cheese, added a second can of Mormel chili and tobasco sauce. Too runny too. Not a keeper for me.
I love this queso. I am a vegetarian so I did leave the meat out. I also made in the microwave which gave perfect results. The sour cream really keeps the cheese from being overwhelming and gives it just a little tartness. Thanks for the recipe!
This is a great Queso. I made this for the SuperBowl and we really enjoyed. The next day I used the remaining sauce to make Chicken Enchiladas and they were awesome. Thanks, Jeff.
Love this one. It is always a top request at parties. I use Mexican Velveeta rather than American Cheese. Very close to Chili's queso!
Wonderful! I didn't change anything - made and served in my new fondue pot. We'll be making this again!
I used half the amount of processed cheese AND sour cream and I used a full can of chili. The boys loved it. They seriously inhaled it.
Loved it and it will now be a new staple at parties for me! I didn't melt the cheese in a saucepan before adding it to the crockpot. Just did it all together and turned out great!
Yummy junk food. Velveeta does have some purpose in the world and this is one of them!
This queso recipe is just ok. I was hoping for something like Chili's Queso, but this one didn't really have much flavor or spice to it at all. I won't be making this again.
This is a GREAT recipe! Really enjoyed it and was extemely easy! I used Rotel instead of salsa but that's the only change I made. Highly Recommend!
My first time making queso! It was easier than I thought... I omitted the chili (personal preferance), added a handful of mexican blend cheeses and about 1/4 cup hot sauce. The hot sauce really added flavor and wasn't too spicy at all! I had to turn up the heat and stir often to avoid sticking to the pan but turned out great. Was a bit hit for an appetizer at a mini dinner party last night. Thank you Jeff :)
I did not add a can of chili instead I cooked ground beef and added that. It was so good! Best queso iv had!
Made this for NYE party and it was devoured! Didn't change a thing..had no problem with cheese melting correctly. Made on stovetop and transferred to slow cooker. Delicious!
My husband and I love Chili Con Queso! This was a super easy recipe and it turned out great for being so quick. After making this recipe with canned chili I realized I prefer hommade. It makes all the difference. Still this recipie is great in a pinch! Thanks
I give this a 3 1/2 *.....I love queso and I was a bit disappointed with this one. I was expecting a nice smooth cheesey queso and this was not it. This was alomst a little grainy to me. It was really rich with the sour cream in it. I would prefer a cheesey queso.
Did I miss something? Should "velveeta" be used instead of American cheese? They are two different cheeses. American and cheddar make a grainy consistency. In fact despite the low temperature and constant stirring, the sauce broke. Don't know that I'd make it again with processed cheese food, but that must be the difference.
Very yummy! Made this for my daughter's birthday party and followed other reviews buy using Velveta Mexican cheese. It was very simple and fast to make!
OK, this is the first time that I made this recipe. It is still in the crock pot as I write this. I will be taking it to my sister's dinner party this evening. I made some major changes to it. I used 2% Velveeta instead of the American/Cheddar. I used Wolf Brand Turkey chili, Joe T. Garcia's mild salsa, and Lite Sour Cream. I doubled the recipe. I just dipped a few chips and have to say that I love the flavor of this queso. It is a tiny bit runny, and I may put some more cheese in it to thicken it, but the lite version that I made is really, really good and I expect that it will be hit this evening. I'm not going to tell anyone that it's a lite version of queso until I know that they all like it, but I think they'll be surprised when they find out.... and pleased!
Best queso ever!!! Made it for a Super Bowl party and everyone loved it!!!
We were definitely underwhelmed. The cheese was gritty and rather tasteless even though we used mexican velveeta and added onion, garlic and cumin for flavor. We won't be making this again...thanks anyway.
Instead of the cheese listed, use a pkg of queso velveeta, and 2 cans of chili (I use one hot and one regular chili), then use packet of taco seasoning (or bill echol's taco seasoning recipe from this site). Can of rotel with chilis and like 1/3 c sour cream is all else u need! (can make this hotter by adding hotter spices)
I love this recipe its absolutely awesome, I just had a question, I'm the only person in my home that eats this, I was wondering if I could store the left overs in a jar or something. I don't want to ruin the taste of it though.
I followed the recipe as written, except that I added some hot italian sausage to it to make it a bit heartier. To add sausage, remove the casing from one italian sausage and brown the meat while breaking it up into chunks. Then add the meat to the rest of the mixture. I also added a few chopped jalepeno slices to spice it up.
I like the flavor, but the grittiness kills it for me. I'm thinking it's the cheddar maybe? I might try with just american next time... I also think it's too runny due to the amount of salsa and sour cream, so I'd maybe take that ratio down.
I made this dip for a party yesterday. After reading other people's comments about it not being spicy enough I substituted chipotle jack cheese for the mild cheddar and also used medium salsa instead of mild. Overall the dip came out well, I kept hearing from people how addictive it was. My only complaint was that 8 ounces of sour cream made it WAY too thin. I'm sure I'll make this again but I will definitely cut the sour cream in half because when the dip is too thin all the chunks sink to the bottom.
Pretty good stuff! Used the whole can of chili- was out of salsa, so pulsed a can of Rotel & measured out a cup. I also added some water as it was thicker than I like queso to be.
I altered this to make it pretty spicy. Instead of regular sour cream I used the Santa Fe blend cooking cream, also used the medium spice chili starter and added some rotel. Velveeta spicy cheese and added a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce too. Served with artisan fire roasted chipotle chips. My boyfriend and I both love it. Great football watching treat!
great flavor and texture and it went over VERY well at the function I took it too. We were disappointed that there were no leftovers.,,
Quick and easy! We all loved it. I cut back on the chili powder and omitted the hot sauce and it was still very good.
this is the best home made chili con queso ever! thanks:)
i just used pepperjack cheese and mexican velveeta cheese, and i used the whole can of chili, extra chili powder and a dash of hot sauce...delish!!
hey jeff, super,super con queso. i make it often, but never put chili in before, it was a huge hit w/ my company.this is top on my list .only diff is i made it hotter.it is a recipi u can play with.thanks 4 submitting it.delis e o so
This is quite good. I really wanted something that had the texture of a velveta based queso dip, but the flavor of cheddar. I did spice it up a bit to fit my tasted.
Okay, so I made this queso for a football party this evening and it was a hit, people wouldn't shut up about it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because it's not the best queso I've ever had (but then again, I wasn't expecting that it would be), but it was TASTY!!!!! Instead of using 7 ounces of chunky salsa, I used 4 oz of salsa verde by Herdez and then 4 ounces of chunky salsa; I think that added great heat to it.
I make this for every party and it is always one of the first things to disappear! Everyone loves it and I always get a ton of compliments. I use turkey chili and medium salsa but those are the only changes. Thanks Jeff!
Great adaptable chili con queso recipe. With little kids I actually made two different batches. One bowl I used the velveeta MX mix and just threw everything in it to melt. The second pot I used a Hot Salsa and added jalapenos. My kids were happy and so were me and my hubby. 5 stars!!!
Took this to a party everybody loved it. No need to tweek anything. Although, if you are short on something or need to stretch it. This recipe is very forgiving.
Tasty, but something about the texture with the mixture of the two cheeses was odd. I prefer a cheese blend with a smoother consistency and would use cream cheese next time.
I serve as "make your own nachos." Dip is in a crockpot; place corn chips, jalapenos and stirofoam bowls on the side and everyone makes their own nachos. Everyone loves doing this and they consume all of it.
good flavors...I spiced it up a little more than the recipe called for, but I would suggest using just velveeta. I really didn't think the cheddar melted too smoothly. It was just a strange texture for me.
Very good. I added the whole can of chili (I mean...c'mon....what are you going to do with the remaining 1/4 can??!!), 2 tbsp. chopped sliced pickled jalapenos and one small can sliced black olives. Also, for the American cheese, I used Velveeta. Took it to a poker game last night and the guys flipped over it.
Excellent dip - I think the mini-crock pot was even licked clean. I used 16 oz. Velveeta Mexican, as another reviewer suggested, a can of Rotel, turkey chili w/beans, and used shredded cheddar instead of cubed. Absolutely wonderful, will definitely make again.
Excellent. I followed your recipe exactly. Comparible to Chilli's Skillet Queso. I will probably try medium salsa next time for a little more spice. Overall it was very good!!! Thanks
made it in the crock pot with no bean chili... was great for a large group of guys... I didn't like that it was so thick once it cooled, but regardless they ate it all.
This Con Queso has an excellent flavor and is definitely a recipe that I will make again and again. I did make a few modifications. I don't know that the were necessarily needed but it's still yummy with them. I used the whole can of chili. I used 1 Tbs of chili powder. I also chopped up 10-15 pickled jalapenos and added to this sauce plus about 1/4 cup of the jalapeno juice. I added 4 oz of canned chilies. I had also just minced some fresh garlic for another recipe and had about one clove left over so I just threw it in too. I like spicy so I would probably spice it up a little more for just me, but I'm taking it to a family dinner tomorrow and can't get carried away. A+ in my opinion. These ingredients together create a very tasty dip!
It tastes very similar to a recipe that has been in our family for years, but our recipe is a lot easier to make. Ours calls for 1 lb of Velveeta Mild Mexican, cut up in cubes, one can of chili w/ no beans, and a can of diced green chilis (optional). Put all ingredients in a microwave safe dish and microwave in 2 minute intervals, stopping to stir, until melted. Total microwave time is usually 5 minutes. Enjoy!
I have made this many times and everyone loves it.
This recipe is amazing! I've made it twice now and everyone gathered around it until it was gone...after reading the other reviews, I made the following changes to the recipe which worked very well: Instead of using different cheeses, I just used a 16oz container of Velveeta, an entire 16 oz jar of medium chunky salsa, and about 10 dashes of Tabasco sauce. Deliscious!
very velveeta-ey. great dip if you like that.
WOW ~ Super Chili Con Queso ~ I followed the directions to a "T" and it turned out perfect. I made this for an appetizer for Christmas Eve ~ I usually do the Velveeta/Rotel recipe, but this one surpasses it by far. There were a lot of yummy appetisers on the table, but my hubby said this one was the best. A KEEPER ~
Jeff, this stuff is great! I can actually feel my arteries constricting as it goes down. My only suggestion is to dice up some jalapenos, as you suggested, and substitute the mild salsa with some habanero salsa. Five Stars!
Excellent! I made this tonight for the Bronco game. All 6 teenagers LOVED it! Definitely will make this again.
This came out fine, but I learned my family prefers Queso without chili. This had a strong chili flavor and they wanted the cheese dip associated with restaurants.
This queso was delicious! I used monterey jack instead of american as my own preference and it turned out wonderfully.
I heavily edited this recipe based on other reviewers' suggestions, but it was a really helpful base to start from. I used a jar of plain queso from the store (15oz), about 1/4 c cubed colby cheese, and I substituted a can of tomatoes with chiles for the salsa. I also added chopped jalapenos, and a couple dashes more of Tabasco. I use the entire can of chili as well. I just put all the ingredients in a bowl and stuck it in the microwave. It turned out really great though, and I'll use this recipe every time in the future.
Just the queso dip taste i was looking for!! Accidentally used the whole thing of chili and still was great! I just added more cheese and sour cream to compensate.. Super delicious!
This was good. Instead of chili, I added chorizo. For some reason, mine turned out a little gritty though. It may have been the chorizo.
I made this for my first fondue party and it was a total hit. This has made it into my "Must Have" list for parties!.
Jeff's recipe is spot on but I change this up for NM fire eaters (what I learned living in the SW). I do not add the canned chili, and instead I add a couple Tbsp.chopped green chile. I add a bit of milk if too thick. I agree with other reviewers, Velveeta works best.
The recipe was easy to follow and the dip tasted good. I used all organic/local ingredients so that spiked the overall cost to make. Next time I'll add jalapeno or look for a spicier recipe.
Huge hit, I doubled the cheese and salsa increased the chili and sour cream. I also added hot Italian sausage, used hot salsa, jalapeno cheese, jalapenos and hot sauce. So about 4 pounds of cheese, 2 pounds of hot Italian sausage and Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. 20 people and not a drop left, thanks Jeff you gave me a great base to start with and they LOVED IT.
Everyone at my party loved this! I used medium salsa and added a few dashes of hot sauce. It was great with French bread!
Great recipe, only thing I added Hormel Chili with beans! Great queso dip, great idea for Super Bowl
I made this for a party, keeping it heated on low in my fondue pot & stirring occasionally. It was a huge hit. It is VERY rich and flavorful.
Instead of so much cheese, i would recommend more chili. To spice it up more, I used pepper jack cheese, red pepper flakes (instead of hot sauce), full can (15 oz) of jalapeño chili, medium salsa. I used half the sour cream. For the cheese, I used organic sharp white cheddar and Tillamook pepper jack.
This is always a hit at get-togethers and so easy to make! We use the hormel's chili with no beans. Love it with tortilla chips!
Too much processed food for my taste, but my company liked it.
Dh absolutely LOVED it! It was the first attempt at making queso and boy what a winner! Great taste and texture. If you use a slow cooker you may want to line it first for easy clean up though.
I used the white velveeta and used less salsa to keep it from being too runny. I added a fresh chopped jalapeño as well for a little more kick. Everyone enjoyed the dip, even the kiddos. I'll definitely make it again!
This recipe is absolutely wonderful. I have made this for games and snacks and my husband and I just love it! I wouldn't change a thing!
This was excellent! I omitted the hot sauce and added medium chunky salsa. It came out perfect, and even the picky kids loved it. Also, I cooked it in the crock pot to save time.
OUTSTANDING tasting middle of the road (MILD) Queso - type of cheese, no bean chili and salsa will determine thickness! ADJUST like the reviews state. ON mine following directions it was way to thick - I just added a 1.2 of water to thin. IT was simple, easy and GOOD. Instead of Salsa you might try a can of Rotel. A deffinate keeper.
This was a big hit at Thanksgiving. I used Rotel tomatoes instead of salsa.
Jeff, you are my hero. Every year when football season rolls around, my husband and I say things like, "I need some Jeff's." Sometimes, I add cream cheese, too.
This dip is awesome! I used 2% American cheese slices, 2% Sharp Cheddar, shredded and Turkey Chili to lower the fat and calories. It still tasted like it came from a restaurant! Not too spicy, which was perfect for my 8 yr and 4 yr old kids. It still had great flavor. We will definitely be making this one again!!
Made this for Superbowl Sunday and everyone loved it! I thought the cheddar would make it greasy but it just added some really good flavor. Much better than just processed cheese food. Really good!
The best queso I've ever made. Everyone always asks for the recipe. So easy to make and great tasting.
Delicious! I made this in the slow cooker for a party, and it turned out great. I used Gold Star chili and Frank's Red Hot Sauce.
Used medium salsa for a bit more kick. Was a hit
This was pretty good! I served it at a Fiesta themed birthday party. People seemed to like it!
This was the perfect addition to our super bowl party! Everyone loved it!!
My family and I really enjoyed this recipe. Very easy to make and it tastes just like the restaurant version.
I just love this recipe, easy and tasty! Everyone loved it at the baby shower. I put it in a crock pot on low and it was great. Thank you Jeff, for a great recipe.
This recipe is super! I added chopped jalapenos and used the entire can of chili. My friends and I enjoyed this recipe so much we used it for a topping on our hamburgers!
AWESOME! Made it one weekend for a birthday party. It was such a huge hit that I made it again the next weekend for another party but had to double the recipe.
Enjoy this every year for super bowl and new years.
We loved this recipe. It blended very nicely.
This was such a hit at our Cinco de Mayo party. I made a double batch and put it in a crock pot on the table to keep it warm. People stood around the table and ate the whole thing! I couldn't believe it! So much better than a jar of queso with some chili!!!
This is wonderful and very versatile. Sometimes I add spicy sausage and ground beef. Anyway you like it you can adjust it to your own taste.
very very good
Made this for a recent party. It was really good, but was thickening and getting cold fast. I will definetely make it again and take Jeff's advice with using a slow cooker or a fondue pot!