Queso Cheese Dip (Tijuana Flats Copycat) Crock Pot or Microwave



I recently had some awesome tasting Queso Dip at a party catered by Tijuana Flats.  It was so delicious that I wanted to try and recreate something similar at home.  It took a few go arounds, but I came up with a good homage to the flavor and consistency of their queso.  I absolutely LOVE this cheese dip and will be serving it at my parties. 

You can make this in your microwave or a small 2 quart crock pot.

Ingredients:
1/2 lb Velveeta Queso Blanco
1 cup Shredded Colby Monterrey Jack cheese
1 cup half & half
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 can of Rotel (well drained) I use the original mild. I press it in the strainer to drain it well.

Microwave Directions:
Chop the Velveeta Queso Blanco into 1 inch cubes. Add it and the shredded cheese to your bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.  Microwave until hot and melted; stirring occasionally.

Crock Pot Directions:
Chop the Velveeta Queso Blanco into 1 inch cubes.  Add it and the shredded cheese to your crock pot.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir.  Cook on low in the crock pot until melted (stir the ingredients occasionally while cooking. Once melted turn the crock pot to warm or off).   

Tip: Mild Rotel will add a small amount of heat to this queso. If you prefer no heat at all to your queso, you may try replacing the Rotal with 1 cup of well drained mild salsa.

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    11 comments:

    1. What size crock pot did you use Christine? I am anxious to make this.

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    2. Christine @ christineiscookingDecember 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

      I used a 2 quart crock pot.

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    3. Hey Christine, that's sort of what I thought, but I'm such a goof I thought I better check. Love your amazing recipes!! Thank you so much.

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    4. I'm so glad I came across this recipe! It is fabulou! I made it in the microwave. My new FAVE!

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    5. Christine @ christineiscooking.comDecember 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM

      Glad you liked it - I love it to. Thank you for the feedback : )

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    6. Why does the Rotel have to be well drained?

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    7. So the cheese sauce isnt watered down

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    8. This queso is delicious :) I've made it many times for parties and always get compliments! Thanks for the recipe!

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    9. Ever since I moved away from FL I have been craving this. Now if I could find a way to make Brewsters' Graham Central Station Ice Cream I would never have to go back to FL again

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    I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine

    Queso Cheese Dip (Tijuana Flats Copycat) Crock Pot or Microwave



    I recently had some awesome tasting Queso Dip at a party catered by Tijuana Flats.  It was so delicious that I wanted to try and recreate something similar at home.  It took a few go arounds, but I came up with a good homage to the flavor and consistency of their queso.  I absolutely LOVE this cheese dip and will be serving it at my parties. 

    You can make this in your microwave or a small 2 quart crock pot.

    Ingredients:
    1/2 lb Velveeta Queso Blanco
    1 cup Shredded Colby Monterrey Jack cheese
    1 cup half & half
    1 tsp cumin
    1/2 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp onion powder
    1 can of Rotel (well drained) I use the original mild. I press it in the strainer to drain it well.

    Microwave Directions:
    Chop the Velveeta Queso Blanco into 1 inch cubes. Add it and the shredded cheese to your bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.  Microwave until hot and melted; stirring occasionally.

    Crock Pot Directions:
    Chop the Velveeta Queso Blanco into 1 inch cubes.  Add it and the shredded cheese to your crock pot.  Add the remaining ingredients and stir.  Cook on low in the crock pot until melted (stir the ingredients occasionally while cooking. Once melted turn the crock pot to warm or off).   

    Tip: Mild Rotel will add a small amount of heat to this queso. If you prefer no heat at all to your queso, you may try replacing the Rotal with 1 cup of well drained mild salsa.

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    Copyright 2013 christineiscooking.com You may repost this recipe and its directions only if it is accompanied by a direct link back to the article on my site. You must be given my express permission for any other use. You can contact me at admin@christineiscooking.com

      11 comments:

      1. What size crock pot did you use Christine? I am anxious to make this.

        ReplyDelete
      2. Christine @ christineiscookingDecember 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

        I used a 2 quart crock pot.

        ReplyDelete
      3. Hey Christine, that's sort of what I thought, but I'm such a goof I thought I better check. Love your amazing recipes!! Thank you so much.

        ReplyDelete
      4. I'm so glad I came across this recipe! It is fabulou! I made it in the microwave. My new FAVE!

        ReplyDelete
      5. Christine @ christineiscooking.comDecember 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM

        Glad you liked it - I love it to. Thank you for the feedback : )

        ReplyDelete
      6. Why does the Rotel have to be well drained?

        ReplyDelete
      7. So the cheese sauce isnt watered down

        ReplyDelete
      8. This queso is delicious :) I've made it many times for parties and always get compliments! Thanks for the recipe!

        ReplyDelete
      9. Ever since I moved away from FL I have been craving this. Now if I could find a way to make Brewsters' Graham Central Station Ice Cream I would never have to go back to FL again

        ReplyDelete

      I LOVE to hear from my readers! Because of spam comments, I have to review all comments before they are published. I check and respond to comments at least once daily. Thanks, Christine