Real Cheese Queso Dip with Sausage Recipe
The Super Bowl is on February 3rd this year (2013), so I of course had to get at least one dip recipe in. One of my favorite dips for the Super Bowl, and any time really – but especially this time of year, is a nice warm and slightly spicy queso dip. I would normally use a block of Velveeta cheese, but as I’m sure you know it is more of a cheese “product” than real cheese, as tasty as it is. One of my healthy goals this year is to continue to cut down on how many processed foods I’m eating, so that meant no block of cheese product this year. Instead, I opted to come up with a real cheese queso dip with sausage recipe.
I love adding sausage to this queso dip to make it a bit more hearty and filling – not to mention it’s certainly a man-friendly food. We like our cheese dips spicy, so I opted to use a chorizo along with the hot version of Ro*Tel. If you like foods on the tamer side, you can of course use a mild sausage (turkey sausage also works great) and just a can of plain chopped tomatoes and onions. On the other hand, if you want to make it even more spicy, you can add in some cayenne peppers or chopped jalapeno.
The cheese is perhaps the most important part of the recipe. You want a cheese that can melt nicely without being grainy, so I opted for half mild cheddar and half of a Mexican style blend from Costco that contains monterey jack, cheddar, queso quesadilla, and asadero cheeses. The boyfriend said that while good (and he had no problem scarfing the bowl in the picture down , he thought the cheddar was a bit overpowering, but I really liked the flavor it added. Either way, I would suggest any sort of cheddar, jack and/or American cheese.