Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chili's Chili Queso

With the Super Bowl (in 'my town')  right around the corner, this is one of those dishes that always says 'football watching food' to me.  My cousin introduced me to this series of books by Todd Wilbur.  He takes restaurant foods, dissects them, and then prints a recipe that taste pretty much exactly like the original (his website, and another recipe can be found here.  I've tried quiet a few from his book, and I've always been impressed.  I love Chili's Queso Dip, and I think this recipe nails the dish on the head. 
Chili's Chili Queaso
Ingredients:
1 bag of tortilla chips
16 oz box of Velveeta Cheese, cubed
15 oz can Hormel Chili (no beans, and not chunky)
1 c. milk
4 t. chili powder
2 t. paprika
1 T lime juice
1/2 t. ground cayenne
1/2 t. ground cumin
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a med size saucepan.  Place over medium heat.  Stir frequently until the cheese is melted.  Reduce heat, and let simmer for 20 minutes.  Serve with tortilla chips.
Linking To: 
Mother of Pearl

14 comments:

Meliha said...

What's the website? There was no link....

Meliha
www.desiblonde.com

Babbs said...

Chili's Chili Queso IS the best and you are so right!! I have tried this recipe before and it as close as it gets!! It is DELISH!!!

Tree said...

Oh, this is my kinda dip! Heartburn city... here I come! I don't care if it hurts. LOL Thanks for linking up for TT!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Oh yum we'll have to plan to make this! We like that dip a lot but the last couple of times the chips have been way over salted. We're used to no salt chips because we watch my blood pressure. It would be great to make it at home and have it with the chips we like. I have one of his very first books and we use his Chili's Faijas recipe all the time.

Ella said...

oh yum!! i love Chili's queso, too, so thank you for posting this!!! i can't wait to try this out!

Heather L Combs said...

Holy Moly!! Just made this and it's dangerously delicious!!! So good. Thanks for the great recipe.

AA said...

Do you think that you could make this vegetarian by using Hormel Vegetarian Chili with beans? I used to work at Chilis and loved the queso dip but now that I am vegeterian I am wondering if this would work...

Christy said...

Hi AA, I've never tried that, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. THe consistancy would be a little different, but the cheese holds a lot of the flavor. :O) If you try it let me know!

Amy said...

I hate Velveeta Cheese, is there something we can substitute in for the Velveeta?

Christy said...

Hi Amy,
I'm not sure about another cheese? You could try melting down any cheese, but I don't know if it would have the same smooth consistancy, it might be a little less 'soupy', but I would think it would still be good....sort of like making mac and cheese with velvetta vs. chunked cheddar

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Vanessa said...

About how many people does this serve? Wondering if I should double for the super bowl party.

Christy said...

Vanessa, it makes a lot. It easily feeds 8, assuming you have other dishes :)

Christy said...

Vanessa, it makes a lot. It easily feeds 8, assuming you have other dishes :)