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“Gringo” Queso Dip

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One of my favorite places to eat when I visit home is 54th Street Grill. They have this amazing dip called “gringo” dip. This is my version that I make when I’m 2000 miles away from the restaurant. It’s my favorite queso ever. It totally blows Velveeta and Rotel out of the water!

Ingredients

  • 1 block Velveeta Pepper Jack Cheese (16oz)
  • 1-½ cup Millk (I Use Whole For Creaminess)
  • 1 cup Prepared Pico De Gallo (I Buy It Pre-made At The Store, But You Could Use Homemade)
  • ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 ounces, weight Frozen Creamed Spinach, Chopped
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper (more Or Less, Depending On Preference)

Preparation

Cube the Velveeta into a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove it from the microwave and stir. Microwave another 2 minutes, or until fully melted. Stir in milk, pico de gallo, parmesan, spinach, and cayenne. Microwave another 2 minutes, until creamy and heated through. Serve with tortilla chips.

Alternately, mix all ingredients in a crockpot, and heat on medium low until melted completely. Keep on warm and use crockpot as serving vessel.

Enjoy!

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Stephanie Kay on 2.11.2016

This may be a silly question but I’m super inexperienced at cooking anything. Should the frozen spinach be cooked before being added to the mixture or added frozen? I’ll be cooking this in a crockpot for a work Spread and also need to know how much I would need to feed about 16-20 people?

and thanks for this recipe because their queso is SERIOUSLY addicting lol

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jessswan on 9.16.2011

OH MY GOODNESS…Thank you for posting this!!! 54th Street is my favorite restaurant, too, and I only get to eat there when going back home to KC, which is only a couple times a year. I can’t wait to try this!!!! Now if you could only perfect their chicken nachos, too… ;)

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alihettenbach on 9.3.2011

AH!! This makes me sooo happy. As a Native KC Girl, I love me some gringo dip. I will be making this soon!

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4littleFergusons on 8.18.2011

Oh wow, this sounds great, and I love the “other version”. Gotta say, this one sounds waaaay better.

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Leigh_M on 8.16.2011

I LOVE gringo dip! Every time I go to 54th Street, I get a cowboy steak sandwich and gringo dip to go with my fries. This is definitely going on my must-make list.

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Nicole K on 3.2.2014

This is soooo good, maybe better than 54th Street’s!!! I think Velveeta pepper jack is no longer being made, I checked several stores. But they do carry Velveeta queso blanco now, that was perfect. The smallest creamed spinach I found was 7 oz, so I put it all in. Was the easiest & most delicious dip I’ve ever made!!!!

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tanyahollas on 11.4.2011

Made this for our work luncheon today.. it was a hit! There were people dipping their fried fish in it even. YUM!

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Purplepear on 10.3.2011

Loved it!

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Leigh_M on 8.18.2011

Yum! It takes just like the restaurant’s! I added a little less milk and a little more parmesan (because I’m naughty that way). Thanks for sharing! :)

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