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Old 06-17-2021, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I want to make it more "substantial" - Do you think I could add in some ground beef (cooked of course) and some kidney or black beans? I don't have canned tomatoes as I don't like them cooked - I do have fresh tomatoes though and maybe a jalapeno that might be big enough soon growing. TIA - any other seasoning?
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Old 06-17-2021, 01:05 PM
 
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Are you talking about that Velveeta based yellow paste stuff? I'd add it to the trash myself. Unless I'm planning to mix it with Ro-Tel tomatoes and have a bunch of people over to drink Lone Star and have chips and dip.
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Old 06-17-2021, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Jarred queso is good. So is making your own starting with velveeta. This is probably the only recipe I make that includes the fake orange cheese food, but it always gets finished.

The canned Rico’s nacho cheese is better than the jarred queso, IMO.

You can add any combination of browned sausage/hamburger, a bit of cream cheese, fresh tomatoes and jalapeño (or canned rotel), cilantro, a little milk to thin, green onion.
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Thanks. It's a store brand jarred queso which I've had before and it's not bad. I haven't gotten Velveeta in years, no idea why it's so expensive (at least used to be) but haven't actually seen it in stores in years (not that I've looked for it and I have no idea what section it would be sold in)
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Old 06-17-2021, 03:19 PM
 
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Jarred queso is good. So is making your own starting with velveeta. This is probably the only recipe I make that includes the fake orange cheese food, but it always gets finished.

The canned Rico’s nacho cheese is better than the jarred queso, IMO.

You can add any combination of browned sausage/hamburger, a bit of cream cheese, fresh tomatoes and jalapeño (or canned rotel), cilantro, a little milk to thin, green onion.
I knew the guy that developed the whole concept of nachos for movie theatres. Rico's was his brand, IIRC. He came around doing the promotions and at the big conventions. As I remember, his instructions were to open one of the big cans of cheese and jalapenos at the same time and use about half the can of jalapeno juice to mix in to the cheese, and then have the jalapenos on the side.
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Old 06-17-2021, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I do have some leftover picked carrots w/jalapenos.....
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Old 06-19-2021, 02:25 PM
 
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Haven't tried that before. But ground beef with spices could easily replaced chorizo.
If you want it more substantial, try arroz con queso, topped with sliced cucumber, carrot, kale and fried squid (or meat).
Photo below was our local restaurant version, and tasted Spanish than Mexican. Must be the spices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsXFGrPxIF4
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Old 06-20-2021, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Interesting, thanks.
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