Greetings friends! Hope this week is treating you well. Coming at you with this Spicy Chili Queso made with actual, genuine, real cheese and not the kind that comes in a box and sits on a shelf. I was so excited to try this after Lindsay from Pinch of Yum posted it. I made it for the Super Bowl and knew I had to share with you but almost forgot to. But I promise, this Chili Queso is anything but forgettable!
It starts with sausage, spices, black beans, corn and salsa. Then you make a creamy, cheesy white sauce. Mix the two together, and all the spicy goodness combines with the cheesy goodness and makes just about as much goodness as one girl can handle. Goodness!
There’s a little bit of debate as to whether this chili queso is indeed spicy. To me, it had just the right amount of heat to be called spicy, but to my husband not so much. He’s just tough like that you know! And by the way, this recipe makes a big batch. So it’s great for a crowd, and you can transfer it to a crockpot to keep it warm while everyone mingles. It also tastes great leftover and reheated – or as a topping for a big fluffy baked potato. YUM!Print
Chili Queso Made With Real Cheese
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 20 servings 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Cuisine: Mexican
Homemade chili queso with black beans and corn, made with real monterey jack cheese.
- 2 pounds ground pork sausage
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 16 ounce jar medium salsa
- 3 (15 ounce) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (15 ounce ) can corn
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 3 cups milk
- 16 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
- In a large pan, brown the sausage on medium high heat until it is completely cooked. Turn heat to low. Drain excess oil.
- Add chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, and water and mix.
- Add salsa, black beans and corn and mix. Keep heat on low while you make the cheese sauce in a separate pan.
- For the cheese sauce, melt butter over medium high heat. Sprinkle flour over the butter and whisk together. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Whisk in milk, and turn heat down to medium. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly 6-8 minutes.
- Stir in the shredded cheese until well combined.
- Pour cheese sauce into sausage mixture and stir.
- Keep the dip warm in the crockpot, or on a low flame on the stovetop.
Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum’s Homemade Cheesy Chili Dip
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 366
- Sugar: 2.3g
- Sodium: 752mg
- Fat: 24g
- Saturated Fat: 11g
- Unsaturated Fat: 11.3g
- Trans Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 19g
- Fiber: 4.8g
- Protein: 20g
- Cholesterol: 71mg
Keywords: chili queso, cheese, ground pork sausage, queso, dip
Ok my stomach just rumbled and it’s only 10:30 in the morning. I WANT QUESO NOW!
I want to try this! Perhaps for our next party. Sounds super delicious! And perhaps better for you because of the real cheese?? I’ll keep telling myself that… ;P
Definitely better for you with real cheese! And this would be an awesome addition to a breakfast egg burrito, so no worries if it seems a bit early in the day!
Katya @ Little Broken says
This looks SO good as I’m stuffing myself with healthy fruit and yogurt bowl for lunch but can so go for your bowl of queso. And it’s also sad that we have to say made with real cheese. Isn’t all cheese supposed to be real? You would think so!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets says
Hooray for real cheese! This looks delish. And I love your suggestion to top a baked potato with it. Pinned to try!
Janna Saavedra says
I made this last weekend for a potluck and it was a big hit. I was very excited to try a con queso with real cheese. Good job!
Thanks Janna, so glad it was a hit!