Restaurant Recipes

Mi Tierra Tex-Mex Chile con Queso

Many San Antonio restaurants serve this with multicolored tortilla chips.

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Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced tomato
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 10 1/2 ounces homemade or top-quality store bought Tortilla Chips


  1. Put Cheddar and Velveeta into a medium pot set over another pot of simmering water over medium heat and heat until cheese mixture is nearly melted.
  2. Add cream and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until cheese mixture is hot and smooth - 35 minutes.
  3. Transfer melted cheese mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle onions, tomatoes and jalapenos on top.
  4. Serve immediately with chips.


The Mi Tierra restaurant is in San Antonio, Texas.

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