Monday, September 27, 2010

Chili Con Queso

Another delicious appetizer coming your way! I have been making my typical cheese dip for what feels like forever. I decided to switch it up and try something different. This one was also a winner...although I think everyone was missing the sausage ;)

Chili Con Queso
Adapted from Taste of Home Summer Appetizers

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
6 ounces VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product cubed
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Baked tortilla chip scoops

Pour both cans of tomatoes into a colander over a small bowl; drain, reserving 1/3 cup liquid. Discard remaining liquid or save for another use.
In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Add the tomatoes, process cheese, chili powder and reserved liquid. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted. Stir in cilantro.
Keep warm; serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 3 cups.

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