Hot VERDE QUESO – a Quick, Easy Appetizer

Table of Contents: APPETIZERS

For Vegetarians, use 1 T. vegetable oil instead of the sausage.

To make very quickly, use a food processor; if not available, chop and grate by hand.


4 oz. hot bulk sausage (I like Jimmy Dean brand)

1 large Roma tomato

1/2 red onion

1 or 2 ribs celery

¼ tsp. salt

1 cup bottled green chili (verde) salsa

1 lb. pepper Jack cheese

Tortilla “Scoops”









In a non-stick skillet, cook and crumble the sausage; then drain and discard all but a few drops of the sausage drippings.

Using a food processor, finely chop (do not puree) the tomato, onion, and celery; then add to the cooked sausage.  Slowly cook the mixture until the onions are

soft.  Add salt and the green chili (verde) salsa and mix to blend ingredients.

Do not wash the food processor bowl, just change the processor blades and shred the pepper jack cheese.

Using low heat, add the grated cheese to the sausage mixture.  Cook and stir constantly to melt the cheese and blend with all ingredients, but do not allow the

mixture to boil.

Pour the hot appetizer into a warm bowl that can be re-heated later in the microwave to keep the appetizer hot, or pour into a small chafing dish to keep hot.

Serve the appetizer with a small spoon on the side to use to fill the tortilla “Scoops”.  It is very rich, so small portions placed inside the tortilla “Scoops” taste the

very best.



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