Cafe Rio Style Queso

  • 16 ounces Velveeta
  • One 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced flame-roasted green chiles (medium)
  • 2 Tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (Valentina)

Normally I make this “Queso” dip by simply mixing salsa with melted Velveeta.  I was out of salsa and made a tasty dip out of Velveeta mixed with a can of tomatoes, roasted green chiles and hot sauce.  This tastes very similar to the Queso dip sold at Cafe Rio.  Simply melt the Velvetta in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.  Mix until smooth.  Add the tomatoes, green chiles and hot sauce to taste.  This is a great appetizer for a party or for a quick afternoon snack.  The green chiles I use for so many dishes can be purchased at Costco.

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