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    Looking for a recipe for the Chile con Queso from Pepe's

    pbonoma
    Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:08 pm
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    Love the chile con queso from the Pepe's Taco chain, it is some type of melted cheese (I've been told it might be munster but not sure) in a red sauce that is made from I think cascabol peppers and maybe some tomato??? Anybody ever have it or know how it is made???? Please help!
    Dib's
    Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:14 pm
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    Chile con Queso Recipes-these might help.
    pbonoma
    Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:25 pm
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    I certainly appreciate your post of these recipe's and I am sure many of them are great. However, anyone who has ever had Pepe's Chile con queso knows it is very different than these, like no other. It is a red pepper sauce, not spicey, with a melted cheese inside, often in gooey chunks, really delicious and unique. Looking for a copycat recipe for this specific dip!! Thank you!
    Dib's
    Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:48 pm
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    Anne~
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:47 pm
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    pbonoma wrote:
    Love the chile con queso from the Pepe's Taco chain, it is some type of melted cheese (I've been told it might be munster but not sure) in a red sauce that is made from I think cascabol peppers and maybe some tomato??? Anybody ever have it or know how it is made???? Please help!



    Chile Con Queso Dip

    1/2 onion chopped really small.
    1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
    1/2 tsp. Cilantro Dried or Fresh
    1/2 tsp. Salt
    1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
    1 Can Diced Tomato
    4 Cans Tomato Sauce
    1 package Enchilada Mix
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
    1 cup diced Chihuahua cheese

    Mix everything except the cheese in a pot and simmer on low for 1 hour. Stirring often. When the onions are soft the sauce should be done.

    Add in the cheddar and chihuahua cheese and mix until melted and even colored. Serve in a tortilla bowl with more diced cheese and tortilla chips.

    You can add a layer of cheddar cheese at the bottom of the tortilla bowl and pour in the sauce. Add the diced cheese and let it melt in chunks. This way you will get some cheese with every dip of the chips.



    I just copied the link from the above poster to help. If this is the right one (which it sounds like it) after you try the recipe why don't you post it. I would love to add this to my zaar cookbook. Sounds really good. What the heck is Chihuahua cheese??? LOL
    pbonoma
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:20 pm
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    There is no cheddar cheese in Pepe's Queso, the menu says cascabol pepper sauce. Asked a waiter one time and he told me it was munster, is that possible? Does munster melt good?
    Dib's
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:40 pm
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    Anne~ wrote:

    I just copied the link from the above poster to help. If this is the right one (which it sounds like it) after you try the recipe why don't you post it. I would love to add this to my zaar cookbook. Sounds really good. What the heck is Chihuahua cheese??? LOL


    Chihuahua aka Mennonite Cheese Another great melting cheese used in Mexican fondue as well as queso frito or fried cheese. Very common in the United States but a good substitute would be a medium muenster, mild cheddar, or medium monterrey jack.

    Hispanic Cheese
    Chocolatl
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:52 pm
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    pbonoma wrote:
    There is no cheddar cheese in Pepe's Queso, the menu says cascabol pepper sauce. Asked a waiter one time and he told me it was munster, is that possible? Does munster melt good?


    Muenster cheese melts very well.

    The recipe above doesn't claim to be a Pepe's copycat. I have been looking but haven't found any copycat recipes for Pepe's yet. The recipes they use are very different from other recipes with similar names.
    I'll keep looking.
    Chocolatl
    Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:59 pm
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    I've found a red cascabel mole sauce:


    which is available here: San Angel Mole

    The Pepe's menu I'm looking at says cascabel sauce with melted cheese, so maybe if you used this sauce with muenster you would come up with something similar.
    adopt a greyhound
    Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:30 am
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    Angii55
    Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:18 pm
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    Hi, did u ever find the recipe? I am unsure what ALL they use in it, but I love it as well, and I do know that they use Chihuahua cheese, definitely, but for the rest, not sure, may be their ranchero sauce which is a red sauce too.
    pinky kookie
    Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm
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    I found this recipe posted in the Internet which seems to be very similar to the Anne's recipe posted above, that maybe can help you to recreate the one you want with this ingredients:

    RECIPE SIMILAR TO PEPE'S CHILI CON QUESO -
    http://kitchenlink.net/msgbrd/board_14/2010/AUG/35447.html
    Adapted from source: Recipe Secrets by sandycancook:
    "I have made up a recipe that my husband says is very close to Pepe's chili con queso. This makes kind of a big batch, but what I do is make the whole thing, and then I can re-heat for the next day or later. Here is my simple and easy recipe."
    Ingredients:
    1 (10 oz) can La Preferida Enchilada Sauce (mild)
    1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce (any brand, even generic)
    1 to 2 tsp. salt (I do 1 at a time and season from there)
    1 or 2 (12 oz pkg) quesadilla melting cheese (I use La Mas Rica), cut into small or medium-size chunks
    1 or 2 dashes hot sauce (to taste)
    Directions:
    Put all ingredients in a fondue or small crock pot on low to medium. (You can also add a dash or two of hot sauce to taste.)
    Serve with chips or like at Pepe's you can serve with warmed tortilla's.
    We think it is real close to Pepe's recipe!!!


    Pinky's note: you can make it with Chihuahua, Asadero or Monterey Jack (which are the best quesadilla melting cheeses) in the microwave for a few seconds only to leave some chunks, just as the original poster wrote above.
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