Abuelo Mexican Restaurant's Chile Con Queso

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"This is a traditional Mexican dip/sauce prepared with melted, blended cheeses and fresh roasted Poblano and Anaheim chiles, and served at Abuelo's Mexican restaurants across the states from Arizona to Virginia. It is delicious served with tortilla chips and I serve it over Mexican rice, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, taquitos, flautas, chimichangas, Mexican egg rolls, and with a recipe I posted for Abuelo's Stuffed Chicken Medallions. Amazing on just about any Mexican fare!"

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (111 g)
  • Calories 246.3
  • Total Fat - 16.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 49.7 mg
  • Sodium - 586.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 709.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Wash all produce before using.

Step 2

Mix Velveeta with milk and melt in a double boiler (or you can place in a microwave proof bowl and microwave for approximately 45 seconds, stirring once).

Step 3

While the cheese is melting, melt the butter in a saute pan, and add the rest of the ingredients, and cook until tender, being careful not to burn.

Step 4

When cheese mix is melted add the sauteed ingredients to bowl, and using a plastic spatula fold together.

Step 5

Serve with tortilla chips.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great choice with Nachos. I added sausage to the dip. Yum yum!

review by:
(21 Dec 2020)

Get In My Belly!

This recipe is straight from Abuelo's Facebook page, so it is the exact recipe, not a Copycat, the Original. Now that we cleared that up, it's a darn tasty queso with some spice to it too! We made some nachos out of tortillas we had hanging around, and we had one heck of a good time eating them too! Very good Indeed!

review by:
(4 Dec 2020)


I made this to put on top of my burritos and it was awesome! There is lots of flavor and some heat, which we loved. I had some left over so I had it with nachos to dip for a snack. Delish! This is the exact recipe they use at the restaurants, and I am so happy to have it now!

review by:
(25 Apr 2020)


Just tastes like velveeta. Wouldn’t quite call this a copycat recipe.

review by:
(13 Apr 2020)


Great sauce and so versatile with Mexican fare that I enjoy. I made up a batch to have in some burritos and on top of some enchiladas I made. Both were yummo!

review by:
(19 Sep 2019)


We absolutely love this over our Mexican rice, for our celebration for Cinco de Mayo! Delicious and just spicy enough without being hot!

review by:
(6 May 2019)