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Hot Chili con Queso Recipe

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This chili cheese dip is made with bell peppers and chili powder. Add some mild or hot chile peppers to jazz this dip up a bit, or add a little cayenne.


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) chopped green chile peppers, mild or hot, optional
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 8 ounces shredded American cheese or a Mexican blend of cheeses


Sauté onion and bell peppers in butter until tender. Add tomatoes, chile peppers, if using, and chili powder. Simmer for 10 minutes; add cheese. Continue cooking over low heat until cheese is melted.

Keep chili con queso warm in chafing dish or crockpot. Serve chili con queso dip with taco chips or corn chips.


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NOT CHILI CON QUESO, Member ttasha

This is not chili con queso. Chili con queso contains CHILI'S (green or red chili)- not bell peppers.

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