Copycat Chili's Restaurant Menu Item: Chili's Skillet Queso
We are huge fan's of Chili's Bar & Grill restaurants. Of course, anywhere that starts a meal with chips & salsa is a winner, winner chicken dinner in my book. Anyways, since football season is right around the corner, I knew I had to master a Copycat version of Chili's Skillet Queso. Although Chili's coupons fly around here fairly often, I still like to be able to give the budget a little relaxation and do things on my own when I can.
So, I set out to make my own copycat version of Chili's Queso, and let me tell you . . . I think I nailed it.
Gather your ingredients for your Chili's Skillet Queso:
1 16 oz box Velveeta (This is half of the big box to give you a visual)
1 15 oz. can Hormel Chili (no beans)
1 cup milk
4 t. chili powder
1 T lime juice (have you seen these Citrus Sprayers!?)
2 t paprika
1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t ground cayenne pepper (or less for less spice)
Cut the Velveeta into cubes and put into saucepan. Combine the cheese with the remaining ingredients over medium heat stirring frequently until the cheese melts. Then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or so. Serve this delicious awesomeness with tortilla chips on the side. Enjoy being the talk of the party! ** To keep this warm at a party you'll want to put it in a small crockpot. I love this size.