This Queso Blanco dip is a family favorite. I was inspired to make it years ago after a trip to my favorite place to eat...the San Antonio Riverwalk. The Mexican food on the Riverwalk has always been near and dear to my heart. Recreating this Queso Blanco takes me right down to the river (minus the two hour drive!). It's the perfect dip for your game day fesivities.
My parents and brothers were all born in San Antonio...along with all of my extended family. I'm the lone Austinite of the bunch. But frequent trips to SA, its Riverwalk, and El Mercado areas filled me with a love for Mexican food...especially Queso Blanco. I could bathe in this dip, y'all. It's amazing. My preteen son shares my affection for all things cheesy and Tex-Mex-ish, so this is his fave, too. We're serving it this game day with some convenient snacks from José Olé that make it a winning combination. Hope we can say the same for the team we root for!
Just Say Olé this big game day and serve your crowd a snack they'll devour. José Olé snacks are a delicious accompaniment to my Queso Blanco dip. My oldest son likes to have his José Olé Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas almost enchilada-style...drizzled in Queso Blanco. I can barely keep up with that preteen's appetite...snacks like these are perfection for him.
The poblano pepper is the star of this dip. And it's not too spicy, making it perfect for all of your guests' tastes.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 poblano pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, choppped
- 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheddar Cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Heat olive oil in medium-sized saucepan over low-medium heat. Add pepper and onion. Slowly sauté and carmelize for 30-45 minutes (the onions will turn a deep, golden color). Resist the urge to quickly cook over high heat...the carmelizing effect makes these so delicious. When they're done carmelizing, transfer to a medium glass bowl, or the top of a double boiler, juice and all. (Tip: I use the same pan that I carmelize in as the bottom of a double boiler once the peppers and onions are removed.)
Bring water in bottom of double boiler to a boil and turn to low-medium heat to allow it to just simmer. Place top of double boiler (or your glass bowl) on the top of the water. Add all other ingredients to bowl and continually stir until cheese starts to melt. Once it's melted, turn heat to low and continue mixing for five more minutes. You can leave it on the stove like this over low (you made need to replenish the water if you leave it for an extended period of time) to keep warm or transfer it to a small slow cooker to serve in.
Serve with José Olé products, veggies, and chips for a delicious game-day snack.
Not only is this Queso Blanco delicious with José Olé Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas, José Olé Beef Taquitos taste amazing dipped in this, too. Other José Olé game day favorites include José Olé Chicken Taquitos, José Olé Chicken & Cheese Nacho Bites, José Olé Beef & Cheese Mini Tacos, and more.
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José Olé is a fun and authentic Mexican snack that provides hot, spicy, filling, tasty, protein-packed, satisfaction. It's a fabulous go-to solution for satisfying BIG appetites...like my brood of boys have!
What are YOU serving for the big game?