How do you make White Queso?
So many mexican restaurants serve white queso, how may ask yourself, how do you make white queso? White queso may also be known as queso blanco. For this recipe you do need a specific ingredients, but often Walmart deli's carry this ingredient, so we are in luck. The big secret ingredient here is American Processed Cheese that is white. Often when we think of American Processed Cheese, Velveeta comes to mind, but Velveeta's taste is way too strong. Let me ward off those of you who say that Velveeta isn't real cheese, or anything that calls itself food, is overstating its food value. While Velveeta may not be the world's best cheese, it does have good melting properties, and sometimes only Velveeta will do.
For this recipe, I ask that you purchase white american processed cheese, I have found this cheese in Texas, at the HEB stores, you can also buy Land of Lakes White American cheese at the deli at Wal Mart.
1 lb. white american processed cheese
1/4 cup chopped white onions
1 4 ounce can green chilies
1 tablespoon butter
Sautee chopped onions in butter in a saucepan over medium heat until the onions are transparent. Into a medium sized pot add cubed white american processed cheese, half of the can of green chilies (you can add the whole can), and prepared onions. Allow the cheese to melt through. Serve with corn chips. This cheese sauce can be thinned with a little milk before serving.
Other additions you could add to this recipe would be some pico de gallo, cooked taco meat, cooked chicken, and just about any other left over meat you have in the refrigerator.