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Chile con Queso

Get the Dish: Chili's Chile con Queso

What's one of the best parts about getting a group of friends and heading to Chili's for dinner? The appetizers of course! And one of our all time favorites has to be the chili con queso. So we've whipped up a recipe too make sure you can get your fix on this amazing dip for any game night get together, Superbowl party, or even when you're just at home and need that queso!

Chile Con Queso

From Alyssa Noui, POPSUGAR Food

Chile Con Queso


  1. For the queso:
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/2 large yellow onion, diced
    1 jalapeño, diced
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon pepper
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon cayenne
    1 tablespoon cumin
    1 tablespoon paprika
    1 pound (15% fat) ground beef
    1 can diced tomatoes, drained
    1 (2-pound) block Velveeta cheese, cut into a large dice
  1. To garnish:
    Fresh jalapeño, sliced
    Fresno chilies, diced
    Green onion, sliced
    Cilantro sprigs
    Blue tortilla chips


  1. Heat oil in a wide sauté pan over medium heat. Sweat the onion and jalapeño until translucent. Add salt and spices and cook 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Add the ground beef and break up with a wooden spoon or spatula. When the meat is just about to lose its pink color, add the diced tomatoes and cook until excess liquid is cooked out.
  3. Add the Velveeta, turning the heat down to medium low. Let the cheese soften and melt, stirring every few minutes until completely melted and smooth.
  4. Serve garnished with jalapeño, chilis, green onion, and cilantro. Scoop with chips.
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