Sunday, February 22, 2015

Queso Verde

When one thinks of Austin Texas, they might envision barbeque, music, beer and food trucks.  However when I think of Austin, I think of one thing; the queso from Guero's Taco Bar.  Good Lord, it is delicious.  In my three day trip, I ate there twice and consumed enough of it to feed a small army.  When I returned home, I began to have queso withdrawals and immediately went to work on creating my own version.  I wanted to stay away from Velveeta cheese for this recipe and decided to use the ever delicious and reliable cream cheese.  I mix that with salsa verde, more cheese and some extra fire roasted chilis, because why not?  The end result is a fantastically creamy, cheesy, spicy dip that is seriously addicting and so simple to prepare.  Which is a very good thing, because one bowl of this dip goes extremely fast, so be prepared to make it over and over again!

This is what you need:

1 block of Cream Cheese
1 tbsp Olive Oil
12 oz of Salsa Verde (any kind you like)
4 oz can of Fire Roasted Chilies
1 cup Shredded Cheese
Green Onion for garnish

This is what you:
In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil, cream cheese, salsa and chilies until smooth and the cream cheese is melted.  Add the shredded cheese and stir until melted through.  Pour into a bowl, top with the green onions and serve!
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6-8 for an appetizer

First thing to do is a grab a small sauce pan and add the olive oil and drop the block of cream cheese, salsa and chilies in.  Heat over a medium-low heat until smooth.  Stir every minute or so.

After about 10 minutes, add the cup of shredded cheese and stir until melted.
So thick, so cheesy and so amazing. 

Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with the green onions.  Get the chips, bread or veggies and prepare to spend some serious time eating this. 

This queso is out of this world and so incredibly easy to prepare.  Every time I make this, my family and friends go crazy over it.  I hope you make this and love it as much as we do.