First things first, I LOVE VEGAS!!! I just got back from my first trip to Sin City last night and had an amazing time with my girlfriends. I will definitely be posting some pics from the trip soon.
This week is so crazy so I needed a quick snack for tonight’s Snackin’ with Sarah Sellers. The final three contestants are visiting their hometown’s tonight on American Idol so in honor of my hometown I’m going for quick, easy, and of course, Mexican Food.
You can’t go out to eat in Dallas without seeing Queso on the menu. It’s a must have snack and the epitome of comfort food in my opinion. Velveeta is perfect for making these cheese bites because they slightly congeal (yay processed cheese) after sitting for a few minutes. Make it…your taste buds will thank you!
Check out tonight’s recipe feature on Reality Rocks HERE!
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tbsp jalapeno, seeded and minced
- 1/4 pd lean ground sirloin
- 1 tsp chile powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 can original rotel
- 1 pd original velveeta cheese (small brick), cubed
- bag of tostitos scoops
- 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large dutch oven.
Saute the onion
Red bell pepper
and jalapeno until tender.
Add the sirloin, chile powder and cumin and saute until the meat is cook through.
Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the Rotel and cheese.
Stirring frequently cook until the cheese is completely melted and smooth. Assemble the tortilla chips.
Scoop some queso into the scoops.
Sprinkle with the cilantro.
Let them sit for 2-3 minutes. The cheese will congeal slightly making them into little cheese bites. Serve on a large platter.