Beer Queso


4 oz. Mission Organics® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips

1 tbsp. Butter

1 large Shallot, minced

1 lb. Ground beef

1 tbsp. Chili powder

1 tbsp. Smoked paprika

1 tbsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Garlic powder

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Black pepper

1 bottle Mexican beer of your choice

Juice from 2 limes

1 ¼ cups Half & half

1 ½ cups Mixed Mexican blend shredded cheese

½ cup Extra sharp cheddar


For the topping:

Avocado slices

Serrano pepper, sliced

Cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat pan to medium-high heat.
  2. Add minced shallots and butter, sauté till golden. Add ground beef and remaining seasonings. Brown beef and drain fat once fully cooked.
  3. Add beer, and scrape the bottom of the pan to de-glaze.
  4. Let simmer, stirring occasionally allowing flavors to meld, until reduced (about 2-3 minutes). Set aside.
  5. In a separate medium-sized sauce pan, heat milk till almost simmering (will just begin to boil at the edge).
  6. Reduce heat to low, slowly stir in shredded cheese, mixing till you achieve a silky texture.
  7. Combine the queso with the cooked beef.
  8. Garnish with slices of avocado, sliced serranos, or chopped cilantro.
  9. Serve with Mission Organics® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips and enjoy.

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