Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Easy Peasy Beef Queso

Reading Swahili's post on how she could turn chilli into lasagna made me crave for chilli con carne. But entah camner jadi beef queso pulak...
heh heh
By playing around with my chilli con carne recipe (damn.. I wanted to put a link, but that recipe was swallowed up by modblog. Pity), I discovered I could make it into Beef Queso, which is basically chilli con carne (beef/meat chilli) mixed with cheese. I brought the whole thing up a notch by adding corn and red kidney beans (you can use whatever vegetables you like).

Easy Peasy Beef Queso

One large onion chopped
5 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 tablespoon meat curry powder mixed with a little water
1/4 cup beef stock
250grams minced meat
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 can (15oz) sweet corn kernels - drained
1 can (15oz) red kidney beans - drained
1 can (15oz) nacho cheese sauce*
salt, pepper, sugar to taste

Saute onions and garlic in a little oil till brown and fragrant.
Add curry powder, with a little water if things get to dry, let simmer till a film of oil rises to the top.
Add beef stock, then minced meat. Stir to break up meat and for ingredients to combine.
Add tomato paste, stir, then season to taste.
Let simmer till sauce thickens.
Add vegetables.
Stir in cheese sauce.
Ladle into a bowl, use your favourite nacho chips to spoon.

sedap dimakan panas-panas, ramai-ramai

*If you can't find nacho cheese sauce in a can where you are, just buy one of the cheese dips in the bottle. Alternatively, you could also just use grated cheese (cheddar, mozarella, whatever you fancy). Some nacho cheese sauce/dip has jalapeno in them, so make sure you choose according to your taste in spicyness.

The red kidney beans really made the chilli yummy. I had initially put only half a can coz I wasnt sure how it'd turn out, but after tasting it, I decided to dump in the whole can! I ended up picking the beans with my nachos. Yummeh!

Buenos Nachos, Amigos!


  1. Pandai ye Elisa masak Mexican/Italian?. Mak teh hanya pandai sphgetti and my own concoction has been malaysianised with soya sauce added and extra condiment of sambal belacan. Kalau orang Italy makan pasti pengsan. Hehehe!

  2. Mami Elisa.
    yum! mi recomendar Fritos ( Tamimi)in my opinión the best chips to go with this but hefty price tag. Añadir fajita and my ever favourite guacamole - lupa sambal belchan.


  3. yeay..dh jumpe~!!! nnt nk cube..kan, kak? sedih betul modblog ilang begitu aje..rasa cam tk smpat jek simpan recipe chili corn cane tu..takpe2, i try this one first..hehe