I promised one more Superbowl treat for you this week, and here it is. Honestly, is there anything better than a big bowl of melted cheese, I think not. The best queso that I have ever had was a restaurant down in D.C. which happens to be my friend’s favorite place to take us when we visit. This pretty much lived up to that. It comes together fairly quickly once you have everything diced and shredded. You will be tempted to use pre-shredded cheese, but I can tell you right now this will not work out for you if you do. You will not get the smooth consistency that you are looking for. I was surprised by how nicely this reheated in the microwave as well. We didn’t fit all of it in our little ramekin so I kept going back for seconds, thirds, maybe fourths and after a zap and a quick stir it was just as yummy.
I ended up making this for Blair and I alongside some margaritas this past Sunday. I planned a dinner of tacos as well, but unfortunately we ate so much of this that we officially ruined our dinner. Next time I will invite friends over to help because we did not need to eat as much of this as we did. For a crowd, I think it would be alright to place this in a small crockpot and keep it on low. Just watched the edges and stir occasionally so it does not get brown and crusty. I guarantee that if you make this for your Superbowl party or any party your friends will love you. And then secretly curse you later on since their jeans will be tight ;).
Yields: About 2 cups queso
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup white onion, finely diced
1 large jalapeno, seeds and stem removed; finely diced
12 oz white American cheese, shredded
4 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 to 1 cup milk
1 – 2 roma tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
2 tbsp. cilantro, roughly chopped
Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute the onion and pepper until softened and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in the shredded cheese and 1/4 cup of the milk. Quickly stir until the cheese is melted. Add the tomatoes, cilantro, and additional milk a little at a time until you reach desired consistency. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, tortillas, or on tacos, burritos, etc.
Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride