Healthier Queso Dip

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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

  1. In a medium sized saucepan, toss together shredded cheese and cornstarch until evenly coated. Stir in evaporated milk and hot sauce. 
  2. Cook over medium heat until cheese is melted, stirring often.
  3. Once cheese is melted, add drained black beans and drained Rotel. Serve with tortilla chips.
Notes:
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.

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