The best thing about Mexican restaurants?
The Queso Dip. Hands down. Now, my husband might argue it’s the margaritas, but he’d be wrong.
It’s the Queso.
Creamy, spicy, flavorful cheese. I honestly have no clue what kind of cheese it is…but it’s fantastic and even better paired with salty tortilla chips.
When we went to Charlotte a few weeks ago, we ate at a restaurant that offered a Queso Steak Dip, so, being intrigued, and starved from traveling, we HAD to try it.
We practically fought over the bowl from which to lick the remaining drops of sunshine. I knew, then and there, that this was one recipe in need of recreating.
Recreate it I did. It’s possibly better than the original…and perfect for a party. Especially a tailgate, or – how about the National Championship game this Monday? Who are YOU rooting for? Do you care? Regardless…if there is a man in your house, go ahead and invite up a few more friends for the sheer reason that you’ll be able to gorge your face with this dip while everyone else is watching the game.
Queso Steak Dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 3-4 cups / Serves 10+ as appetizer
16 ounces Queso Cheese Sauce (in most grocers refrigerated area)
1 tablespoon butter
6 ounce rib eye steak (or other cut is fine), diced
1 sweet onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
2 teaspoons wet minced garlic
pinch chili powder
dash hot sauce (or more, to taste)
1 tomato, diced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
Remove queso from refrigerator and allow to soften a bit while preparing the remaining ingredients.
In a saute pan, melt butter and proceed to saute peppers and onions for 5-6 minutes over medium heat. Add the steak pieces and spices. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
Add hot sauce and queso sauce to the saute pan, stirring to combine all ingredients. Allow flavors to meld for about 3 minutes, over low heat.
When ready to serve, place into bowl and top with fresh tomatoes and cilantro. Enjoy!
Here’s to a great weekend everyone…I hope you enjoy it!