Chili Con Queso (Chevys Copycat)
This tasty Chevys-style chili con queso elevates snacks with its rich & spicy hints, from jalapeno, pepper jack cheese, & red pepper flakes.
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and jalapeños and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for about 1 minute.
Add half and half to the pot and whisk until the flour dissolves. Bring to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until thickened.
Turn the heat down to low and gradually add the grated cheese, whisking and letting it melt, until all of the cheese is incorporated.
Add the cumin, salt, and tomatoes. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary; for more heat, add the optional red pepper flakes.
Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
The queso can be made ahead of time and reheated on the stovetop. If it's too thick, add a bit of half and half or milk to thin it out.
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