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Beer Chile Con Queso (Superbowl - Reduced fat)

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Original chile con queso contains lots of fat, try this low-fat chile con queso, and cut at least half of the fat, but it tastes delicious, even better. Superbowl day, eat some homemade pita chips with this delicious dip, enjoy! The flavor is boosted by adding your favorite beer!

. Prep
10 min.
6 min.
Ready In
19 min.
8 servings
Trans-fat Free
Metric measurements


2teaspoons canola oilVideo or other vegetable oil
1large onion chopped
3cloves garlicVideo minced, or more or less to taste
1/2cup beer
1 1/2cups milk, low-fatVideo divided
3 1/4tablespoons cornstarchVideo
2cups cheddar cheese shredded sharp
1 1/4cups tomatoes drained petite-diced
2each green chili pepper seeded and minced*
2tablespoons lime juice
3/4teaspoon salt or more to taste
3/4teaspoon chili powder
1/4cup scallions, spring or green onions thinly sliced
1/4cup cilantro leaves, chopped
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in onion and garlic and cook, until soft and starting to brown, about 5 minutes.

Add beer and cook until reduced slightly, 1 minute.

Add 1 cup low-fat milk and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 cup milk and cornstarch in a small bowl.

Add to the pan and cook, stirring vigorously, until bubbling and thickened, 2 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, stir in cheese and cook, until melted.

Then add drained tomatoes, minced green chili peppers, lime juice, salt, chili powder, mix well.

Serve warm with any kind of chips, garnished with scallions and cilantro.

First published: last updated: 2014-12-16

4 stars - based on 1 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 1


Reviewed: almost 5 years ago

This low-fat Chile Con Queso is delicious, creamy and cheesy, it was much less calories and tastes much better. Good recipe, definitely make it again at the Superbowl day.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 151g (5.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 18155% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 423mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 28% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?