Recipes: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

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Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

One of my mom’s favorite things to eat is chile con queso.  This dish shouldn’t be confused with the every popular chile con queso dip that you find at many Tex-Mex restaurants. It is not drowned in a sea of  Velveeta by any means but it is delicious in its own right.  Growing up I would spend my summers in Chihuahua, Mexico where I ate more than my share of chile con queso.  On any given day I could go to any of my aunt’s houses and often than none they would all be making this dish.  Seriously, my people love this dish!

Now that my parents live with us (more on that later) I often find myself eating this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This dish is so versatile because it can be served with different things.  You can have it with eggs for breakfast, you can have it as a burrito for lunch, or you can add steak in it for dinner. I hope you are able to try and enjoy this dish as much as we do.

Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

The main ingredient you need for this dish are Anaheim chiles. Once you wash them put the chiles directly on a cast iron skillet and roast them over medium high heat.  Be careful not to burn them too much otherwise you will find yourself coughing up a lung and rushing towards the fire alarms like we often do.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Once they are completely roasted and the peel begins to loosen take them off the heat.  Caution they will be extremely hot! Please try not to handle them with your bare hands.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Let them cool for a few minutes before peeling them because like I said before they will be extremely hot.  By the way don’t scratch your eyes or any other part of your face because they might be a tad spicy. With your hands careful take off the peel and throw that part away along with the stems.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Once the chiles are completely clean go ahead and give them a rough chop.  We usually leave the seeds in but if you don’t want it too spicy go ahead and take some off.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Oops, I just realized I forgot to tell you to chop your tomato and onion so at this point go ahead and rough chop them now. When you are done with your crazy rough chop add them to the chile.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat.  Once the oil is hot add your mixture of chile, onion, and tomato in the pan. Stir it a few times so it doesn’t stick to the pan.  It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes for the onions to become translucent.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Pour the water into the frying pan very carefully and let it boil for a tad.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

This is my favorite part because this is where the cheese marries this delicious concoction. You can add whatever type of white  melty cheese you prefer but we usually use either mozzarella,  monterey jack, or asadero. Our favorite of the three being asadero directly from Chihuahua. Let the cheese do its magic and melt into the chile con queso goodness. Serve it with some beans, rice, and tortillas. Enjoy!

Sweets and Life: Chile con Queso (Chihuahua Style)

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 Anaheim Chiles
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 white onion
  •  A dash of salt
  • A tad of pepper
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of white cheese (the kind that melts)

Directions

Roast the Anaheim chiles over medium high heat. Once completely roasted take off the heat and set aside for a few minutes. Peel the skin off the chiles. Pull the stem off and rough chop the chiles. Throw away the stems and peels. Dice your tomato and onion. Mix in tomato and onion with the chile. Heat oil in a frying pan.  Put the chile mixture in the frying pan carefully and heat for about 5 minutes. One the onion is translucent pour water into the chile mixture. Boil for a few minutes. Add the cheese. Let the cheese melt. Serve alongside tortillas, beans, and rice. Enjoy!

Note

This dish can be made into a burrito or served alongside eggs for breakfast.

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Life: A Hello Kitty Birthday Party

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Last weekend we celebrated our little goddaughter’s 7th birthday.  She had never had a party and we couldn’t be happier to be able to do it for her.  We decided early on to make it a surprise party and we didn’t tell anyone in the Hubby’s side of the family.  We were hoping to have a beautiful sunny Southern California day but unfortunately it was extremely cold.  It was so cold I had to bring out blankets for everyone to use.  I know that if my family from Kansas is reading this they will laugh at us but give me a break 50 °F is cold to us.   If you follow me on Twitter or on Instagram you know that I got a cold the day after Thanksgiving.  I wasn’t planning on getting sick and as a result I didn’t have time to finish up some projects I had planned to do.  Without further ado here’s the small party we had for our little goddaughter.

Hello Kitty Tables

Hello Kitty Water

Hello Kitty Marshmallows

Hello Kitty Banana Pudding

Hello Kitty Cake

Hello Kitty Cake Pops

Hello Kitty Dessert Table

Hello Kitty Pinata

Birthday banner: Party City.

Hello Kitty hats: I added the Hello Kitty faces to hats from Target using my friend’s Cricut cartridge.

Hello Kitty water: I got the idea from here.

Hello Kitty cotton candy: I bought it at the 99 cent only store.

Hello Kitty marshmallows: I bought them at Daiso Japan.

Banana pudding recipe: Here

Cake and candle: Ralphs

Hello Kitty cake pops: Bakerella

Hello Kitty Piñata: Our local hispanic water store

I hope you enjoyed the little party we threw for our sweet goddaughter. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it. One thing I learned during this party was that if I’m hosting I don’t have time to take pictures.

 

Recipes: Calabacitas con Queso (Zucchini with Cheese)

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In my last post I mentioned that I was going to start a new series called Mexican Mondays.  If you've been following my blog then you should know that I'm Mexican American and I've realized that it would be fun to feature some recipes that I grew up with.  For my first post I'm featuring one of my favorite recipes and one of the easiest one to make, calabacitas con queso (zucchini with cheese).  My mom used to make this recipe for me when I was little and my grandma used to make it for me when I would go visit in Mexico.  When I had this dish at my grandmother's house she would make it with vegetables that were grown in their farm and with homemade cheese. 

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