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Spicy Salsa and Queso Recipe

Spicy Salsa and Queso Recipe

Recipe by GardenuityCourse: DipsCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy

These crowd-favorite dips are perfect for a party or a great flavorful family snack.


  • Fresh Salsa Ingredients:
  • 23 oz of Roasted Tomatoes

  • 5 oz of Freshly Harvested Tomatoes

  • 1 Can of Chipotles In Adobo Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Red Onion

  • 3 Cloves of Garlic

  • 1/4 Cup of Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Tsp of Smoked Paprika

  • 1/4 Cup of Fresh Jalapenos

  • 1/4 Cup of Fresh Cilantro

  • 1 Tbsp of Salt

  • Roasted Jalapeno Queso Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Freshly Grated Cheddar Cheese

  • 1 Tbsp of Cornstarch

  • 1/2 Tbsp of Butter

  • 1 Clove of Garlic

  • 1/4 of White Onion (Diced)

  • 1 Can of Evaporated Milk

  • 1 Freshly Harvested Tomato (Diced)

  • 1/4 tsp of Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, & Cumin

  • 2 Fire Roasted Jalapenos – The Easiest Way To Do This Is To Place Them On A Gas Burner, Let Them Char, and Then Place In A Zip Top Bag So The Skin Will Slough Off

  • 1/4 Cup of Fresh Cilantro

  • 2 Tbsp of Milk

  • Salt (To Taste)


  • Fresh Salsa Directions:
  • Throw all these ingredients in a blender (or food processor) and pulse till your desired level of chunkiness is achieved.
  • Roasted Jalapeno Queso Ingredients:
  • This recipe is easiest in a slow cooker but can be achieved on a grill or stovetop! Start by adding the milk, butter, garlic, onion, evaporated milk, and cheese into a skillet.
  • Once everything is all melted, add your other spices to taste, your tomatoes, and fire-roasted jalapenos.
  • If you want to really jazz it up, try adding some ground beef in as well.

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