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Melty, golden goodness in the form of queso, is there anything better? Dunk your tortilla chips into some of our favorite queso recipes from classic golden quesos to some that include zesty Tequila, we have all the best recipes for this hit of a dish.

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By cindygwest

Rate this recipe 4.7/5 (7 Votes)
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Servings 8
Preparation time 25
Cooking time 80

  • PICADILLO:
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck (20% fat)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • QUESO AND ASSEMBLY:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large poblano chile, chopped
  • 3 jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups (or more) milk
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1/2 pound young medium or sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, sour cream, chopped chives, chopped cilantro, and corn chips (for serving)

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  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
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  • 1 (8-ounce) block regular cream cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
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  • 1 (16-ounce) package Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
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  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
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