Hatch Chile Con Queso
During Hatch Hype, we like to embrace the flavor and slight kick these delicious green chiles provide by adding them to a variety of dishes including Hatch Chile Con Queso.
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp grated onion
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1½ to 2 cups whole milk
4 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
2 plum tomatoes, seeded, diced, and drained
5 large roasted Hatch Chiles, chopped, drained on paper towels, and set aside
Cilantro, roughly chopped
DLM White Corn Tortilla Chips
In a medium pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, garlic, and salt and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and liquid has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Whisk the flour and cumin into the butter mixture and cook until lightly browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Raise the heat to medium and slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk constantly until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium-low and add the cheeses, 1/4 cup at a time. Stir until cheese has melted completely before adding more cheese.
Fold in the tomatoes and chiles. Taste and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately with chips.