Recipe of the Week

I’m actually expecting my fourth baby right now.  That being the case crazy cravings hit me at weird times.  Just before midnight the other night, I NEEDED nachos!  With good, gooey, spicy nacho cheese, of course!  Well, I never buy Velveeta, so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find a good recipe online that I’d actually have the ingredients for.  I was surprised that a lot of recipes were basically just a white sauce with sharp cheddar added.  Easy!  So, here’s the slightly spiced up version I whipped up to satisfy the craving.

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Easy Nacho Cheese at Home

2 Tbsp margarine

¼- ½ a small onion, diced (roughly 2 Tbsp)

2 Tbsp flour

Dash cayenne pepper

Dash black pepper

1 ½ – 2 Cups milk

Cheddar cheese to taste, sliced or grated

½ can diced green chiles (4 oz can; you could probably scoop in a couple tablespoons of your favorite salsa, if you don’t have chiles on hand!)

Melt margarine over medium heat.  Add onions and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes.  Stir in flour and peppers.  Gradually whisk in milk.  (Adjust amount of milk according to your own preferences on thickness.)  Whisk often until sauce thickens, 8-10 minutes.  (Don’t let the sauce boil or the milk will curdle.  Still tastes good, but the creaminess is ruined.  If you’re nervous, just watch it carefully, whisk pretty constantly, and lower the heat as needed. You shouldn’t have a problem.)  Lower heat and gradually add cheese.  When cheese is melted, stir in chiles (or salsa).  Cook just a couple minutes more to let the spicy flavors blend, then remove from heat.  Serve with or pour over tortilla chips!  This should make enough for you, your honey, and a couple of friends.  Or just you, if you’re expecting, too.  ;D

Posted on August 11, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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