Sausage con Queso Supreme
So you have a party or a church fellowship coming up and you are going to bring the always present Queso with Ro-Tel and some chips. Do you want to change things up a bit? Wanna’ make a queso dip that will just knock people’s socks off? Here is my favorite recipe for making Queso Supreme:
1 lb of Owens Sausage, HOT
1 box of Velveeta Cheese, made with 2% milk, lower in fat
1 medium sweet onion
5-6 cloves of garlic
1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced
1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes with the HOT habeneros
about 2/3 cup of milk, 2% low fat
1/2 to 1 whole can of Fiesta Corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bag of your favorite corn chips, we prefer Tostitos Blue Corn Chips or the Multi-Grain Chips.
Begin by frying up the sausage and breaking it into small and medium pieces. While the sausage is cooking, dice up the onion and the bell pepper and mince the garlic. When the meat is almost done add the fresh veggies to cook for a while.
Start slicing off small chunks of the velveeta cheese and adding gradually to the frying meat and veggies. Stir constantly (I also recommend using a non-stick pot). When all the cheese has been added and is well under way to being melted you can add the canned corn and the Ro-Tel. After it is thoroughly melted you can add milk to get the consistency you want. I find that about 2/3 of a cup is enough. Add the can of beans last. Be sure to rinse them in a strainer first so that you don’t discolor the queso.
Bring the mixture to a low boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat and serve ASAP. Do not over cook as it kind of curdles the cheese and gets yucky.
This recipe has a medium heat. I would prefer it to be a little bit hotter, but I never make this stuff just for me, so I have to consider everyone else. Of those at the church who ate it, they all seemed to like it and none complained that it was too hot, but did admit it was somewhat hot.
OK, granted that Queso is not the healthiest thing around, but the Owens sausage does not produce a whole lot of grease and using the 2% Velveeta helps. All the other stuff is good veggies so that won’t kill ya.
What to do with leftovers? I love putting leftover Queso on eggs and wrapping it all up in a tortilla. I have some leftover noodles from a stroganoff I made for the church Care Group and I will have noodles with Queso for supper tonight.