Whether you’re having everyone over for a sporting event or you’re preparing the perfect snack for your loved ones, there’s one thing we all can agree on: Queso dips are always welcome. Most of us are accustomed to the unsatisfactory dips we can find in the chip aisle at the grocery store, but when you taste a homemade queso dip, you know there’s no going back to the jarred stuff. There’s not a one-size-fits-all deal with queso, either — you can make yours spiced with peppers or filled with tons of different cheeses for a truly unique take. It’s time to pick your favorite flavor of tortilla chip and salsa to go with these must-make queso dip recipes.
1. Chorizo Queso
If you’ve ever wondered how you can make your favorite cheese dips even better, then we have the answer with this chorizo queso from Gimme Some Oven. Chorizo is a pork sausage seasoned with spices and vinegar, and it’ll give your queso that meaty depth you’ve been missing. The chopped green chiles and cheddar cheese compliment the chorizo perfectly. You’re gonna love this queso.
- 7 to 8 ounces fresh chorizo, casings removed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
- 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
- ½ cup diced tomatoes
- ½ teaspoon salt, or more or less to taste
Directions: Begin by sautéing your chorizo in a large pan over high heat. Cook the chorizo all the way throughwhile stirring and crumbling it up with a spoon constantly, about 10 minutes. Remove the chorizo from the heat and set aside.
In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, melt your butter. Then, whisk in cornstarch, stirring constantly until fully combined, about 1 minute. Add the evaporated milk and whisk until combined. Add half of the cheese to the pan and stir until it’s melted. Then, add the rest of the cheese, the green chiles, tomatoes, and cooked chorizo, and stir to combine.
Season with as much as or as little salt as you’d like, and serve immediately with chips.