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Skillet Queso Mexican Chili Gravy

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4.7 from 3 reviews

  • Author: Stephanie Pass
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A deliciously cheesy and meaty dip for taquitos or tamales.


  • 1 can of no beans chili
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to kick it up a notch
  • 12 tablespoons of brisket drippings
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped brisket
  • 2 tabelspoons Skillet Queso
  • 2 cups chicken brother
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Cut the cheese into cubes.
  2. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Stir frequently until the cheese melts and it bubbles just a bit.
  4. Remove from heat and ladle into bowls.
  5. Enjoy with tortillas, tortilla chips, or corn chips.
  6. In a skillet on medium low, add the drippings.
  7. Sprinkle in the flour and mix until you form a paste.
  8. Add the chopped brisket and Skillet Queso
  9. Stir until well combined.
  10. Next add chili powder, sugar, and cumin and mix together.
  11. Now pour in the chicken broth.
  12. Stir continuously until you feel it thicken.
  13. Remove from heat, pour into a bowl and serve.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dipping Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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