Fire roasted poblanos add subtle smokey flavor to creamy, melty queso with just the right kick of heat.
- 2 poblano peppers
- 1 jalapeno pepper
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour¹
- 1 ¾ cup milk
- 4 ounces colby jack²
- 4 ounces sharp cheddar
- Roast the poblano peppers. Gas Stove Top: set the burner on low and roast each side of the pepper top to bottom. The peppers will char. Set on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 15 minutes to cool down. The sweat will help the skin to peel from the pepper. Grill:. Follow the same instructions as the gas stove top. Oven: Preheat oven to 450°F. Rub the peppers with olive oil and roast on a baking sheet for 35 to 40 minutes until skins are wrinkled and charred. Wrap with plastic wrap and cool for 15 minutes then remove the skin.
- Remove the tops, seeds and ribs from the poblano peppers. Dice into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.
- Cut the jalapeño pepper in half, removing the top, seeds and ribs. Finely mince.
- In a skillet melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat.
- Stir in the diced onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and peppers, cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle flour over the peppers and onion and stir until well coated.
- Slowly pour in milk, whisking continuously. Mixture will thicken, whisk until smooth. Turn off heat and whisk in grated cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Serve immediately with tortilla chips or crunchy vegetables.
¹The texture of the roasted poblano queso dip can be adjusted by changing the amount of milk and flour. More milk, less flour will create a thinner dip.
²Feel free to substitute a cheese of your preference. You can use all cheddar or substitute something spicy like monterey jack. It’s just recommended to buy a block and fresh grate whichever cheese you want.
Reheating: This queso dip will thicken as it cools but reheats easily. If still in the skillet just warm, while stirring over medium heat until hot.