Today, I am back with another appetizing dip known as rajas con queso. The recipe is very famous in Mexico and pairs best with any kind of Mexican food, especially tortillas.
To make rajas con queso, roast, and steam poblano peppers. Now, cut them into strips and melt butter in a pan. Add chopped onion and garlic to it.
Now, add the peppers and corn to it. At last, add the cream, cheese, and stir until cheese gets melted and veggies are cooked through. Season and serve with tortillas.
Rajas con queso can also be made with different types of cheese. While traditional recipes call for using queso Blanco, other popular choices include cheddar, Monterey Jack, and even cream cheese.
For a truly unique twist, try using goat cheese or blue cheese in your Rajas con queso.
If you’re looking for a bit of heat, you can also spice up your Rajas con queso by adding jalapeño peppers or red pepper flakes.
This was just an overview of the cuisine and the whole recipe is mentioned below. So, make sure you got through the detailed recipe before making rajas con queso.
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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Rajas Con Queso?
- Pan – Roast the chilis and cook the veggies on a pan for the recipe.
- Knife – Mince the garlic cloves, chop the onion, and cut the poblano peppers with a knife for the recipe.
- Chopping Board – Mince the cloves and chop the onion with roasted poblano peppers on a chopping board for fine cutting.
- Spoon – Combine all the ingredients well with a spoon until mixed through.
- Zip-Lock Bag – Add roasted poblano peppers to steam in a zip lock bag.
How Much Time Will You Need To Make Rajas Con Queso?
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What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Rajas Con Queso?
- Poblano Chilis – Use poblano chili to add slightly sweet flavor with smokiness. If you cannot find chili poblano, use any good local mild spicy peppers.
- Mexican Cream – I highly recommend Mexican crema like the Cacique brand as it will add slight thickness with tanginess. But if it’s not available, you can use heavy cream or sour cream.
- Oaxaca – Use a good melting cheese like Oaxaca cheese as it will add savory mellow buttery flavor.
- Olive Oil – The peppers and onions are cooked in olive oil, which adds to the dish’s flavor.
- Corn Kernels – You can use frozen, canned, or fresh corn off the cob to add an intensifies sweetness to rajas con queso.
- White Onion – White onions are cut into 1/4th inch strips and sauteed with the peppers to add mild sweetness.
- Garlic Cloves – Sauté garlic in a pan to add a soft, sweet, and buttery flavor.
- Corn Tortillas – Serve you prepared rajas con queso with corn tortillas to add a kick of nutty and sweet corn flavor.
- Salt – Add slat while making the dip to enhance the flavors of the ingredients, instead of making it salty.
Steps To Make Rajas Con Queso
1. Grill It Up
Take a pan and on medium heat, roast poblano peppers for 10 minutes until blackened and charred.
In a plastic bag, add roasted poblano peppers to steam and peel the skin after steaming. Cut them into strips.
2. Cook It Up
In a pan, add a knob of butter and heat to melt butter. Now, add chopped onion and garlic. Cook it for nearly 5 minutes until brown and aromatic.
Add the poblano pepper strips and cook for about 4 minutes.
3. Assembling Session
Then, add the corn and cook for nearly 2 minutes. Add the cream and stir. Make sure the heat is turned off.
Now, add the cheese and stir until it gets melted. Sprinkle seasonings over the mixture and stir for a minute. Serve with tortillas.
How Will Rajas Con Queso Look And Taste Like?
Rajas con queso has a mild flavor. The consistency is creamy and the poblano peppers, onions and corn add a lot of texture. So delicious!
This creamy and satisfying recipe for Rajas con Crema is just the best! Rajas con queso is creamy, cheesy, and chunky all at the same time.
The sauce is flavored with garlic, onion, and chilis and takes on the light smoky flavor of the roasted poblano peppers.
Rajas Con Queso Recipe
- Chopping Board
- Zip-Lock Bag
- 10 Poblano Chilis
- ¾ cup Mexican Cream
- ¾ cup Oaxaca
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 White Onion (cut into strips)
- 1 cup Corn Kernels
- 3 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
- 16 Corn Tortillas
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- On medium heat, roast poblano peppers for 10 minutes.
- In a plastic bag, add roasted peppers to steam and peel the skin after steaming. Cut them into strips.
- In a pan, add butter and heat to melt butter.
- Now, add onion and garlic. Cook it for nearly 5 minutes.
- Add the poblano pepper strips and cook for about 4 minutes.
- Then, add the corn and cook for nearly 2 minutes.
- Add the cream and stir. Make sure the heat is turned off.
- Now, add the cheese and stir until it gets melted.
- Sprinkle seasonings over the mixture and stir for a minute.
- Serve with tortillas.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Rajas Con Queso?
Rajas con queso is a Mexican dish made with roasted peppers and onions, combined with melted cheese. It can be served as a side dish, main course, or appetizer. The dish gets its name from the Spanish word for “peppers”, which is “rajas”.
Can I make the dish without cream?
If you made it without cream it would be a totally different dish, not rajas con crema. The cream is an essential ingredient as it balances the heat of the poblano peppers and adds to the creaminess of the dish.
Do I have to use lard? Can I use anything else?
You can use olive oil or other oils if you don’t want to use lard. I like to make things as authentic as I can, and lard gives it a delicious flavor. If you can get some from a local meat market, it’s even better.
How do I store the Rajas con queso?
Leftover rajas con crema can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Heat before serving.
I hope you’ve liked this healthy recipe of rajas con queso and make this at your home. If you have any recipes like this that you want to be featured in the TheFoodXP blog, do let us know in the comments section below.