Extra Creamy Queso

Extra Creamy Queso Crock Pot Style

*1-2 Roasted Jalapeños, Finley diced (See roasted red peppers to roast jalapeños)

*10 slices of cooked Bacon, I like to use pre-cooked bacon and cut with scissors into small pieces

*3 tablespoons grated Garlic

*1 Red Onion, finely diced or grated

*3 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, used for sautéing onions and garlic

*1 (13 ounce) can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles

*2 cans diced Green Chiles

*2 pounds Velveta Processed Cheese, cubed

*1 cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese

*2 (12 ounce) cans Evaporated Milk

*Garnish with chopped Cilantro

*Tortilla Chips or Pita Chips for dipping

Sauté grated onion, garlic in olive oil on medium heat 2-3 minutes add garlic the last minute of sautéing.

In a crock pot on low with liner, add the above ingredients except for chips and cilantro. Cook in crock pot 1-2 hours, stir half way through melting Queso ingredients and then when completely melted, keep on warm until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Food Network The New Queso



Aioli Sauce

Eggless Aioli Sauce

*4 Cloves Garlic, pressed or grated

*16 ounces Giardiniera (pickled vegetables), Hot/Spicy if desired, drained

*2 Tablespoons Stone Ground Mustard

*1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice

*1/2 cup Extra Light Olive Oil, drizzle in a little at a time

*Water, add to desired Consistency

*SeaSalt and Freshly Ground Pepper, to taste

In a food processor pulse together the garlic, pickled vegetables, mustard and Lemon juice. Then on medium low speed drizzle in the olive oil adding water as needed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Use aioli sauce on sandwiches like: Pulled Pork, Shredded Beef and sub sandwiches etc…

Recipe adapted from Valarie Bertinelli Food Network