Monday, August 15, 2011

Casa Ole's Chili Con Queso

I can't believe it's been almost TWO years since I've posted anything here....of course the other blog doesn't get much action either, but still. I've found tons of awesome recipes since then so I am going to try to share more of them...anyway...

2.5 pounds grated American cheese (get a block from the deli, the sandwich stuff doesn't cut it.)
3/4 cup chopped onion (I use probably a whole cup)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/8 cup chopped jalapeno (I also use just a little more of that)

Combine cheese and 1 1/4 cups of water in a double boiler. (I use the microwave a lot too) Stir every five minutes. While cheese is melting combine onion, celery, bell pepper, and jalapeno in a saucepan and add 1/4 cup water. Saute over medium heat until vegetables come to a light boil. When cheese has melted and is smooth, add vegetables and mix thoroughly then simmer five minutes.

***When I first found this recipe, in 1998 my yellowed paper says, I made it according to what I'd found and mixed the cheese with three cups of water. I remember I had to throw it out. I now have three cups scratched out and the 1 1/4 over it. Now. I usually half this recipe but I haven't made it in so long that I can't remember if the 1 1/4 cups is what I use to half it or what I figured I needed to make after I wasted ten dollars worth of cheese. I'd try cooking it like it's stated and then watch it more than five minutes and see if you need to add more water at some point.

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