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Easy Queso Dip

Niky @ The House on Silverado
An easy and smooth queso dip, reminiscent of your favorite Mexican restaurant.
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Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup onions diced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ cup tomatoes diced
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Sauté the onions and the jalapeño pepper until soft. Then add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes, cumin, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Cook while stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes.
  • Mix cornstarch into the pot, then add the milk, stirring well to combine.
  • Bring to a gentle simmer then add the cheese, mixing well. Cook, while stirring, until cheese just melts through the milk and transforms into a smooth sauce. Take off heat immediately.
  • Stir in cilantro and season with salt to taste if needed, mixing well.
  • Serve immediately.
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