Monday, May 5, 2014

Queso Dip

I decided to make queso to go along with our Cinco de Mayo dinner tonight however I didn't want to pay the $5 for Velveeta especially since I am on a mission to cut out as many processed foods as possible.  So I found this recipe and it was a hit in our house... and my neighbor's house.  ;-)  He ate dinner with us tonight and said that the whole meal was AMAZING.  I have to agree.  :-)

2 cups whipping cream
1 cup sour cream (I didn't add this I HATE sour cream)
1 T chicken base
1/4 t cumin
4 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 jalapenos, minced
1/2 cup juice from bottled jalapenos
4 oz shredded cheese – equal parts jack and cheddar
2-3 T chopped cilantro
1/4 cup salsa

Heat whipping cream in a heavy saucepan over high heat. When the cream is ready to boil, stir in sour cream. After sour cream dissolves, reduce heat to medium. Stir in chicken base, cumin, salsa and jalapeno juice and simmer.
While cream is heating: Make a roux by warming butter in a saucepan over medium heat, adding flour, and mixing with a wire whip until mixture starts to turn pale gold.
Just before cream mixture is ready to boil again, add roux, whisking briskly and constantly until roux is incorporated.
Remove from heat; stir in minced jalapeno, cilantro and cheese mixture.
Makes about 4 cups.

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