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!
|2||teaspoons||canola oil||or other vegetable oil|
|3||cloves||garlic||minced, or more or less to taste|
|2||cups||cheddar cheese||shredded sharp|
|2||each||green chili pepper||seeded and minced*|
|¾||teaspoon||salt||or more to taste|
|¼||cup||scallions, spring or green onions||thinly sliced|
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 ½ 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: 2010-01-25 last updated: 2015-01-25