Friday, February 4, 2011

White Cheddar Queso Dip

We, as a family, are not huge sports fans.  However, we do love the Indianapolis Colts, and my husband said to me the other week:

"Hey, babe, if the Colts go to the Super Bowl, let's have a Super Bowl party."

To which I responded, "Ok.  Who do you want to invite?"

Blank stare. "Uh...."

Seriously.  Our social life is a bit lacking in the midst of working second shift and raising kids. 

Sadly, the Colts didn't make it to the Super Bowl, so no party-hosting for us.

However, this is a great dip to add to your repertoire of appetizers!  After all, who doesn't love hot, cheesy dip while chatting with friends or watching a football game?  For me, the Super Bowl has always been about the food!

Adapted from Annie's Eats

1 tbsp. canola oil
¼ cup onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
12 oz. white American cheese, shredded*
4 oz. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/4-2/3 cup milk
1 tomato, seeded and finely diced
2 tbsp. cilantro, minced

*White American cheese can be found at the deli counter in most grocery stores.

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and jalapeño to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium-low.  Add both of the shredded cheeses and ¼ cup of the milk.  Whisk or stir until completely melted.  Mix in the tomato and cilantro, and add additional milk gradually as necessary to achieve desired consistency.  Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and serve immediately with tortilla chips.

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