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super bowl queso!

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quesoI like football, but I love queso. Being a Texan, I take my queso very seriously. It must be simple—just a block of Velveeta, a can of chopped tomatoes with green chiles, and a microwave. This is the recipe I followed for years to make queso, that is, until I had Kerbey Queso from Kerbey Lane Cafe in Austin, Texas. It is a perfect bowl of liquid cheese with a giant scoop of guacamole in the middle. Now, I don't put out a bowl of queso without an avocado half floating in the middle. It is by far my favorite football food. What dips are you serving Sunday for the Super Bowl?

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    I also fell in love with Kerbey Lane queso! It really is AMAZING. I cannot do queso without guacamole now :)

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    I lived in Texas for three years, and my Texan friends educated me in the strict definition they had for Queso - Velveeta plus Ro-Tel - which cracked me up. Personally, I prefer a white melting cheese with some diced jalapenos scattered on top - though avocado sounds like a nice addition, too!

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    OMG. I loved Kerby Lane so much! I lived in Austin during my formative college years and I too learned the essence of good queso. My "everyday" recipe still includes that can of green chile, tomato, onions, and on some occasions a chipotle en adobo. The guacamole just takes it to a whole other level. Thanks for reminding me of this days before the game!!!!

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    Is there a link to Kerbey Queso that I'm missing? I'd love to know what's in it. My grandfather visited a velveeta factory a few decades ago, and banned it from family consumption.

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    I made an equally naughty and yummy dip that consists of spicy sausage, cream cheese, tomatoes and green chilis: http://ourpeepshow.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/game-time/ Yum!

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    I'm making cannelini bean dip with rosemary to serve with baked root vegetable chips - both ideas came from Everyday Food! The dip I tried a year or two ago, and the beet chips in the current issue inspired me to do more with my favorite root vegetables...parsnips, turnips...and some sweet potatoes too.

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