The hubby and I ran out of queso and I wanted some anyway, so I tried my hand at making some using ingredients in my fridge. I think I landed on the jackpot, because mine is flavorful, simple, and doesn't crust up. Make sure you use shredded cheese to that everything heats up evenly.
1 ripe tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/8 cup asiago cheese
1 slice of pepper jack cheese (or about 1/8 cup)
1 cup milk
1-2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
In a medium saucepan, heat milk and olive oil on med-low. Add in tomatoes, onion, and jalapenos (Add in jalapenos later on for milder flavor). Adding the veggies right away create a delicious flavor throughout. Heat for a couple of minutes, then add in remaining ingredients except for flour. Continue heating until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally. The mixture should be quite runny, not much thicker than milk. Add in flour tablespoon by tablespoon, stirring constantly. Wait a minute or so in between scoops. Once it is thick, serve and eat while warm.
Should serve about 4-5 people.
This queso is a little lighter and much more fresh tasting than store bought, but still has it's delicious flavor and gooey cheesyness!
By The Corner Girl