How to Make Chili Con Queso

I learned how to make a chili con queso recipe and loved it. It is a perfect match with a creamy melted cheese blended with chili spices or chili peppers. Like “chili” there are so many different versions. These dishes are generally served as appetizers and are accompanied with tortilla chips.


If you are learning how to make a chili con queso recipe, it is known as a Tex Mex recipe meaning that it is a blend of the Mexican cuisine with Texas cuisine.  It has become common for the people of the states bordering Mexico to combine the foods in their recipes. Throughout the rest of the United States, these recipes are called Mexican but in actuality they are not from Mexico.    

How to Make Chili Con Queso like this Tex Mex DipHow to Make Chili Con Queso like this Tex Mex Dip


Like the chili con queso recipe, chili con carne and fajitas are all part of the Tex Mex recipes. These recipes usually have heavy creamy cheeses, meats and beans from the southern United States. Mexican spices, peppers and tortillas are combined with these ingredients.

If you are learning how to make a chili con queso recipe, however you want to categorized these Tex Mex recipes it is up to you. I love the combinations and flavors. I find them very good in appetizers like a recipe for Tex Mex dip skillet dishes, casseroles, a bowl of chili with cheese or even in the cheese stuffed chili peppers. They are all so delicious!

CHILI SOUP RECIPE WITH CHEESE

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Medium chopped onion
  • 1 Can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 Cans (15 ounces) pinto beans
  • 1 Can whole kernel corn
  • 1 Can (6 ounces) green chilies
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes
  • 1 Pound Velveeta cheese, cubed

In a large heavy pan, brown the ground beef and onion. Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, beans, corn, green chilies, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the cubed cheese until melted. Ladle into bowls and garnish with sour cream.


MEXICAN CASSEROLE RECIPE

  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) chili beans
  • 2 Tablespoons taco sauce
  • 1 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Medium chopped tomato
  • 4 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 Cups broken tortillas chips
  • 1/2 Cup sliced green onion
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cook ground beef in a large skillet. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, taco sauce, chili powder and garlic powder. Heat to boiling, stirring.

Place tortilla chips in an ungreased casserole baking dish. Top with the beef mixture. Spread with the sour cream. Sprinkle with the green onion, tomato and cheese. Bake uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Serve with shredded lettuce, additional taco sauce and tortilla chips.


TEX MEX DIP RECIPE

This chili con queso recipe is meatless but has spinach added to the recipe making it a great Tex Mex dip.

  • 4 Ounces canned green chilies drained
  • ¾ Cup chopped onion
  • 2 Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Teaspoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 Package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thaw squeeze dry
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) softened cream cheese
  • 2 Cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 Cup half and half
  • 2 Dashes Tabasco sauce

Preheat oven to 400F degrees; butter 1 quart baking dish.
Combine all ingredients and blend well; pour into prepared dish.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes; serve with tortilla chips or toasted pita.


MEXICAN DIP RECIPE Although this chili con queso recipe is called a Mexican dip recipe, it is more of the Tex Mex version with the beef, beans and cheese.

  • ½ Pound ground beef
  • ½ Teaspoon dry mustard
  • ½ Teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ Cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ Cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 Can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 Can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 ¼ Ounces taco seasoning mix
  • ½ Cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ Cup shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream topping (Recipe below)
  • Tortilla chips

Cook beef until brown over medium heat in large skillet; drain.
Stir in mustard, chili powder, onion, pepper, beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
Heat mixture to boiling stirring occasionally.
Spread beef mixture in ungreased pie plate; sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese.
Place in preheated oven at 350F degrees until cheese melts.
Serve topped with sour cream topping and tortilla chips.
Sour Cream Topping:
Combine 1 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese and ¼ teaspoon chili powder.
Spoon on top of hot dip.

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