Steph saw this queso recipe on TikTok and made it for the Fire Station last week. it was a BIG hit!
Here’s what you’ll need..
-This recipe uses NO Velveeta…go to the deli and get a chunk of white American cheese (about 1.2 lbs)
A tip is to put the cheese in the freezer while you’re prepping so it’s easy to grate. Also, cut the
chunk in half before grating it.
-You’ll need 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb ground pork. The tip here is to brown the meat (not grey it) and use a meat chopper to separate it ones it has a brown crust. Season the meat with chili powder cumin, salt and pepper.
-Add one chopped red onion, one chopped red pepper and a chopped jalapeno with a few seeds. Cook for 5 minutes then add 1 cup of chicken or vegetable stock and cook down until stock is gone. While this is happening shred your cheese.
-You’ll add chopped green chilis and a can of diced tomatoes
-Instead of just gobs of cheese, this recipe call for 1 1/4 cup half & half and one can of evaporated
milk add and stir.
-For the real “secret ingredient” you’ll add an entire can of cream of chicken soup…just don’t tell this secret when friends ask why it’s sooooo good. Bring to a low boil and stir then add a little bit of juice from a jar of pickled jalepenos.
Now add in your shredded cheese and slowly melt it, turn off the heat and add entire mixture to a crock pot to keep it warm.
Serve with Scoops or nacho cheese Doritos. Enjoy!
To watch the TikTok video that Steph found this recipe on click here
Now that you’ve got food covered, Rosie has a couple of tailgating tips to make sure your drinks are deliciously refreshing:
- Move your cooler indoors the night before: a simple hack, but this works! You’ll waste a significant amount of ice cooling your cooler down before you even get started with your drinks if it normally sits somewhere hot, like a garage or shed.
- Resources Rosie found online say the right ice ratio to drinks is 2:1. That’s actually a lot of cooler space! It’s something to keep in mind while you’re packing it, or maybe shopping for a new one.
- SALT is your friend. Rock salt is what’s suggested online, but table salt will do in a “pinch!” Salt lowers the freezing temperature of water, and an ice/water/salt bath can cool warm drinks down to ice cold in about 5-10 minutes.