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Chili's Chili Queso Copycat Recipe
Chili's Chili Queso
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Appetizer
Calories: 670
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.7 (22 reviews)

Menu Description: "Our appetizing cheese dip with seasoned beef. Served with warm tostada chips."

Take your chips for a dip in this top secret take on Chili's Queso Dip that comes to your table in a small cast iron skillet along with a big bowl of tortilla chips. A popular recipe that's been circulating calls for combining Velveeta with Hormel no-bean chili. Sure, it's a good start, but there's more to Chili's spicy cheese dip than that. Toss a few other ingredients into the saucepan and after about 20 minutes you'll have a great dip for picnic, party, or game time.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

1 16-ounce box Velveeta Cheese
1 15-ounce can Hormel Chili (no beans)
Submitted on: 01/13/17
I love it, I think it's great I think it's the closest think to skillet queso but I think it's a bit too spicy. Next time I will try it without so much spice and I think it will be perfect. I used On the Border Tortilla Rounds. They're perfect! Thanks for the recipe!
Submitted on: 12/31/16
I always make mine in a crock pot it cooks for a little bit helps all the flavors! I'm
Small addition
Submitted on: 11/19/16
Great just as it is written ! We added ground beef to ours . Excellent !
Yep! Nailed it!
Submitted on: 09/17/16
I followed directions exactly. I too served with the super thin Tostito's Cantina Thin chips and awesome!
Nailed it!
Submitted on: 08/12/16
I made this and it came out perfect. The flavors got better as it rested for about 15 minutes. I used Tostito's Cantina Thin Tortilla Chips and they were perfect! I'll be making this again at home and the next pot luck at work!
Best Queso
Submitted on: 07/05/16
WOW! I have this multiple times and am always asked for the recipe. The people who it doesn't taste like Chilies, they are right, it taste WAAAAY better!!!
Outstanding Recipe!!
Submitted on: 03/27/16
Every time I make this queso dip EVERYONE raves about it. Thank you!! I used all the ingredients mentioned in the recipe and it is fabulous every time!!
Close but not quite
Submitted on: 02/07/16
Our dip came out a bit too liquid. At our local Chili's dip is more on the thick side, so we recommend about 2/3 or 1/2 cup of milk. We also only used the cheese, chili, and milk.
Submitted on: 12/22/13
This is the best chili queso
Submitted on: 10/13/13
It didn't taste like Chili's. The seasoning was really aggressive. I had to use two cans of Hormel Chili. While I think it is okay, it's not the same as Chili's dip.
hit of the party...
lorie snow-davis  
Submitted on: 12/23/11
took this to a work party and everyone loved it!
Submitted on: 12/27/07
Everyone LOVES this queso!!! Its the best I've even made at home!
Submitted on: 12/15/07
I have made this dip several times and all my friends think it is fantastic! I also made a separate batch with the Hormel vegetarian chili for a friend who does not eat meat. Very tasty!
Mary B  
Submitted on: 06/05/07
Nothing but rave reviews from the pickiest queso fans!
Submitted on: 01/04/07
I have just one word: YUMMY
Submitted on: 12/25/06
This tastes better then Chili's! It was a quick prep and everyone loved it. It makes a sizable amount of dip too.
Debbie L.  
Submitted on: 12/05/06
This recipe is awesome. I've made it twice. After I make it on the stove top, I transfer to a crockpot on low setting so it will stay warm until friends arrive.
Submitted on: 11/01/06
This queso is amazing...all of my friends said this recipe is better than Chili's!!
G Lee  
Submitted on: 02/05/06
I've made it twice now and wouldn't change a thing.
Jenny B.  
Submitted on: 01/15/06
In response to Tib Xero about what type of tortilla chips to eat with this, have you ever made your own? All you do is buy corn tortillas, cut them into triangles and fry them in a frying pan with hot oil. Sprinkle salt on them as you drain them on paper towels. You won't belive how good they are when fresh!!! It will be hard to stop eating them. Try it if you're feeling adventurous. They are as good as a restaurant.
Tib Xero  
Submitted on: 11/25/05
Ok, see I tried to replicate it using Wolf Brand Chili. But you normally only find that in the south. Still it's my favorite brand. At any rate, anyone have a prefrence to what brand tortilla chips to serve with this? I've been using generic "Restaurant Style" but I was curious if anyone had any better luck.
Joshua Ware  
Submitted on: 10/02/05
Really good queso, everyone was asking for the recipe and everyone took some home with them.