I'm sure that everyone at some point has melted a wedge of Velveeta and mixed in a can of Rotel to make Kraft's Famous Queso Dip. This is a slightly healthier version - only because it doesn't involve the Velveeta and it includes black beans, which add protein to the original recipe. So, slightly healthier? Well - as healthy as a cheese dip can claim to be, I suppose. Just as tasty? Definitely!
Healthier Queso Dip
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded*
8 oz Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded*
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1, 12 oz can evaporated milk
1 Tbsp hot sauce
1, 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1, 10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
- In a medium sized saucepan, toss together shredded cheese and cornstarch until evenly coated. Stir in evaporated milk and hot sauce.
- Cook over medium heat until cheese is melted, stirring often.
- Once cheese is melted, add drained black beans and drained Rotel. Serve with tortilla chips.
I have made this recipe before with different types of cheeses, at it always impresses, so use what you have and get creative!
Store leftovers (if you have any) in a sealed container in the refrigerator. This dip will reheat well in the microwave.