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    Chi-Chi's Chile Con Queso

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    16 mins

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    KingJackQueen's Note:

    Chi-Chi's Chili Con Queso was to die for and is surely missed now that they are all closed. Not to fret though since I have a copy of the food manual. Enjoy!

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    Serves: 4



    Units: US | Metric

    • 1 lb processed cheese (Velveeta works well)
    • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
    • 4 1/2 ounces canned diced green chilies, drained
    • 3/4 ounce canned diced jalapeno, drained
    • 3/4 ounce fresh diced green pepper
    • 2 3/4 ounces canned diced red peppers, drained


    1. 1
      Cut processed cheese into pieces no more than 1 inch thick.
    2. 2
      Spread cheese pieces evenly in the bottom of a microwavable dish large enough for all ingredients.
    3. 3
      Spread all remaining ingredients evenly over the top of the processed cheese.
    4. 4
      Cover with a microwavable plastic lid and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
    5. 5
    6. 6
      Repeat the microwaving process and stirring process until melted and heated to a temperature of 150°F.
    7. 7
      Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 16, 2011


      I was a cook for Chi-Chi and made many many 1/2 pans of this in my day...

      The original recipe contains Half and Half as was stated above but it also included Cumin. For your batch, I would say approx. 1 Tbsp. This was was one of the only recipes that did not require a seasoning packet so it was easy to reproduce.

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    • on January 22, 2012


      I was craving queso, specifically chi chi's queso, my all time favorite that I haven't had in years...went online and found this one! Loved it! I did add cumin (about 1/2 Tbs) and a splash (appr 1-2 Tbs)of fat free half and half. FYI... for individuals who can't find diced red peppers in a can, in my area of the US (Midwest) they are labeled as diced red pimentos. Enjoy!

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    • on September 10, 2008


      this recipe is very close to chi-chi's. however you need to add half & half to this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chi-Chi's Chile Con Queso

    Serving Size: 1 (176 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 391.1
    Calories from Fat 253
    Total Fat 28.1 g
    Saturated Fat 17.6 g
    Cholesterol 72.9 mg
    Sodium 2197.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 10.6 g
    Protein 23.0 g

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