Bacon Queso

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 16 ounces processed cheese, such as Velveeta, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 plum tomato, quartered, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 small jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
Directions
  • Place the bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.

  • Place the processed cheese in a medium saucepot over medium-low heat, and cook, whisking, until melted, about 5 minutes (You can also melt the cheese in a microwave, stirring after 1-minute intervals.)

  • Whisk in the milk a couple tablespoons at a time until incorporated. Stir in the cilantro, scallions, tomato and jalapeno.

  • Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the bacon, and serve with tortilla chips.


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