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Velveeta shortage

I read on the other forum that there is going to be a Velveeta shortage before the Super Bowl "So load up on Velveeta and Rotel for your Queso dip."  I am a native Texan, and grew up on Velveeta and Rotel for Chile con Queso, but I found something better a couple of years ago.  You still need Velveeta, but not the Rotel.

Do this, and you won't go back.

Velveeta cheese .  1 pound
Chopped Hatch green chiles (found in small cans) - 3 cans
Heavy cream - 1 1/4 cup.

Heat it all.  If you want heat, add a little cayenne.
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Large BGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Joe
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  • stantrbstantrb Posts: 120
    Are all canned green chiles Hatch chiles? Or will they say Hatch on the can?
    Rocking the Large, a Mini, and a wood-fired oven for good measure.
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  • stantrb said:
    Are all canned green chiles Hatch chiles? Or will they say Hatch on the can?
    It doesn't have to be "Hatch" green chiles.  There are several brands, but all of them (in that size can) are about the same.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,948
    Ro tel
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:
    Ro tel
    Glad to see you evaluated both and determined that Rotel and Velveeta is better.
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  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    OMG --- this huge! not saying this tongue in cheek, velveeta is right up there with bacon!
    Cookin in Texas
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  • Velveeta shortage is a marketing ploy by Kraft Foods to sell more Velveeta.  I used to work for them, we always had to use this line with our buyers.
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  • The purpose of the thread was to offer an alternative to Velveeta and Rotel.
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,295
    Hatch chiles are available only a short time each year. I didn't know you could buy them in a can. Will check it out but my guess is that they are expensive? What size is the can?
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • Hatch chiles are available only a short time each year. I didn't know you could buy them in a can. Will check it out but my guess is that they are expensive? What size is the can?
    You want  3 four ounce can (12 oz).  Here are a couple of "no name" brands.


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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,037
    Hatch chiles are available only a short time each year. I didn't know you could buy them in a can. Will check it out but my guess is that they are expensive? What size is the can?
     
    I'm an arrogant chile snob (lived in NM for 5 years) and will offer that a fresh green chile from California will be better than Hatch's best in a can.  Hatch is a growing region (like Napa) and not a specific pepper; New Mexicos, Anaheims, Big Jims, etc are essentially the same fruit (a check of their scientific/Latin name would confirm).  
    I'm fortunate that I now have a second source for Hatch green chiles here in utard, buy a bushel, freshly-roasted, every September and freeze them (freezing affects their texture, but they still taste good; canning kills both imnsho).  
    I think Rotel has green chile in it, although in a much smaller amount of course.  May have to try straight chiles in my Velveeta this year (I bought four boxes and said so on CraigsList, so hopefully I'll get invited to someone's SB party.... :D ).  
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  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,245
    I always put sausage in my Rotel Queso dip, I'll try it like this next time...with sausage
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
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  • TackmanTackman Posts: 223
    You put your sausage in the the dip? Hope it wasn't too hot...ouch
    Cleveland, Ohio
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,781
    I'm going back inside my cave. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,245
    Tackman said:
    You put your sausage in the the dip? Hope it wasn't too hot...ouch
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    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
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  • HibbyHibby Posts: 439
    Betting once you try this, you'll never want for velveeta again. 1lb country sausage ground. Browned 16 oz. cream cheese 1 can rotel Brown the sausage then drain Add the cream cheese and rotel Enjoy with tortilla chips.
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,972
    Hibby said:

    Betting once you try this, you'll never want for velveeta again.

    1lb country sausage ground. Browned
    16 oz. cream cheese
    1 can rotel

    Brown the sausage then drain
    Add the cream cheese and rotel

    Enjoy with tortilla chips.

    This is exactly what I do. I use hot sausage and a little bit of garlic. Hell yeah.
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  • Harmening said:
    Velveeta shortage is a marketing ploy by Kraft Foods to sell more Velveeta.  I used to work for them, we always had to use this line with our buyers.

    This is funny because I've been telling SWMBO there's a beer shortage for years.
    If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots.

    Currently in Albuquerque, where I'm kicking ass every day, even without a basket.  
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,315
    Betting once you try this, you'll never want for velveeta again. 1lb country sausage ground. Browned 16 oz. cream cheese 1 can rotel Brown the sausage then drain Add the cream cheese and rotel Enjoy with tortilla chips.
    This is exactly what I do. I use hot sausage and a little bit of garlic. Hell yeah.

    +2- we use the hot version of a local sausage. Don't ever do the velveeta anymore
    Greensboro, NC
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