Beer Cheese Queso
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: Serves 6-8
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ cup Corona Extra┬«
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili pepper
  • salsa, avocado, and tortilla chips for serving
  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, poblano, garlic, cumin, and a pinch of salt. Cook until the onion is fragrant, about 5-10 minutes. Add the cream cheese and milk. Cook over medium heat until the sauce is smooth and the cream cheese has melted. Then, stir in the Corona Extra.
  2. In a bowl, toss together the shredded cheese with the flour. Little by little, add the cheese to the warm milk, whisking until the sauce is smooth. Stir in the chipotle chili powder.
  3. Serve the queso warm topped with salsa and avocado and alongside tortilla chips.
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