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Hot Chilli Con Queso

Ingredients

1 ½ cups half-and-half, scalded
½ pound grated Monterrey jack cheese
½ pound grated sharp process cheese
1 tablespoon butter
½ onion, minced
1 medium clove garlic, minced
¼ cup dry white wine or low-sodium stock
¼ cup flour
¼ cup water
1 can chopped green chilli peppers (4 oz)
1 to 2 tablespoons chopped jalapeño (more or less depending on taste)
Salt and pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper


Method

Pour scalded half-and-half into buttered slow cooker. Turn to high and stir in cheeses.


In small skillet, sauté onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender. Add wine or stock and stir well. Add to cheese mixture.


Combine flour with water and stir in. cook covered on high for 30 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Turn to low and cook about 4 to 6 hours, stirring 2 or 3 times during the first hour and occasionally after that.


If the mixture is too thin, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 2 tablespoons of water and add. Serve warm with tortilla chips and/or other dippers.

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