This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wolf Brand Chili. Follow along as we make copycat Skillet Queso!
I’ve lived in Texas my whole life, and if you know Texans, we love our chili. Seriously, it’s the official state food of Texas. Recently, I was discussing chili, of all things, with friends who were reminiscing about opening a bag of corn chips and a can of chili and just pouring the chili directly into the bag of chips, then topping it off with a little cheese and onions. Yep, that’s how we do it here in the great state of Texas!
How do you like to eat your chili? A chili bar? Chili dogs? Just a big steaming bowl?
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How to make Skillet Queso?
I love chili, but some of my favorite chili dishes are TexMex inspired. One of my family’s absolute favorite dishes is Skillet Queso. Oh my, is that stuff good! We have a monthly board game night at our house with some friends and our kids. Every time I whip up some Skillet Queso as an appetizer while we play, it’s completely devoured and bowls are licked clean. It’s really good, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
I made a batch tonight as a quick and hearty snack before heading to my high schooler’s football game. (She’s in the color guard). My 9 yr old was finishing up his bowl and said, “Mom, your homemade Skillet Queso is so much better than buying it.” His little compliments just warm my heart.
Can you make Skillet Queso in the Slow Cooker or Crock-Pot?
Yes! My husband takes this to work in the slow cooker. I sent him with the Crock-Pot with all the ingredient mixed up. Depending on when it needs to be ready, I give him two sets of instructions:
- On HIGH – Cook it for 1 hour, then stir and cook on HIGH for 30 more minutes.
- On LOW – Cook for 2 hours, then stir, and cook on HIGH for 30 more minutes.
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Make a copycat version of Chili's Skillet Queso for a fun snack or appetizer at home.
- 1 can of No Beans Wolf Brand chili
- 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Cut the cheese into cubes.
- Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir frequently until the cheese melts and it bubbles just a bit.
- Remove from heat and ladle into bowls.
- Enjoy with tortillas, tortilla chips, or corn chips.