I know that living in Texas when eating at a Mexican restaurant we have Queso, and on everything. It has come to my attention that people who are not Texican-i-fied do not love it as much as we do, I think that is a shame. However for the people who do love our Queso, or as Texan Food Group, here is a quick and easy version some might say similar to Rotel but I disagree, because I think this one is much better!
1-2 T of Butter
1 Can of petite diced tomatoes
6-8 green onions/scallions finely diced using some of the white part
1 tsp salt or you can omit if you want
1/2 cup of heavy cream
8 ounces of Queso Blanco (Kraft makes this)
1 fresh Serrano or jalapeño depending on how spicy you like it, Sometimes I de-seed them and sometimes I leave them in for the heat. There is no right or wrong way on this.
1 T fresh minced cilantro
1 t of fresh garlic
1/2 t ground cumin
Directions: Use a medium size pan over med to low heat. Once the pan is warn add the butter and then add your onions, and pepper and heat them for a few minutes you do not really want any color on them. Then add the garlic and when you smell the garlic aroma you will add the tomatoes , cilantro, cumin and salt and cook for about 7-10 minutes. After it has cooked and is heated through you will add the heavy cream while stirring so you will not curdle it, and then add the cheese and turn the heat down low to start the melting process. After the cheese has melted you are ready to serve.
I have added chicken, beef, beans and poblanos to this recipe. You can add this to nachos, enchiladas, tacos or anything you wish. Enjoy!