Chile Con QuesoI get excited for March Madness not because I like college basketball (to be honest it's really lost on me): I like the excuse to get together with friends, drink beer and eat some seriously junk-a-delic food.
Chile con queso (recipe below) is one of my favorite guilty pleasures, along with homemade pizza and my favorite beer. If you're not familiar with chili con queso, it's a cheesy, gooey dip usually served in a crockpot to keep it hot. My family (the half from Texas) makes it with Velveeta, jack cheese, salsa (preferably Herdez brand) and maybe some green chiles.
Last fall the food team here at EatingWell decided to work on makeovers of classic dip recipes. When it came to deciding which recipes to make over, everyone on the team wanted to do Queso...except me. I stomped and moaned and said no way! I suggested all sorts of other ideas like French Onion Dip, Hot Artichoke Dip or Spinach Dip. I thought there was no way to keep Queso delicious and make it healthy. How couldRead More »from Skinny snacks just in time for March Madness