January 17, 2006

queso mea culpa

Oops. I made a big mistake in the "taste o texas" post below. Thanks to my friend Bud for setting me straight. Obviously I've been away from TX too long.

Ro-Tel is not the cheese, its a mix of tomatoes and chiles etc that you mix with cheese to make the Queso dip. Here's the recipe for making it. (and don't try using good cheese - it only tastes right if you use Velveeta. I know, that's not cheese. Trust me on this one.)


1 can (10 ounces) Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained
1 package (16 ounces) Velveeta Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cubed


Combine tomatoes with their liquid and the Velveeta in medium saucepan.
Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, or until Velveeta is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.
Serve warm as a dip with tortilla chips or crackers.


langolier said...

No spice? -- or is the Ro-Tel spicy?

Unknown said...

rotel has some spice to it - and I believe they also make some more spicy varieties. Typical queso generally isnt too spicy. www.ro-tel.com