chili con queso

variants: or chile con queso

Definition of chili con queso

: a dipping sauce of melted cheese and chopped chili peppers There was a good buffet in the dining room—ranging all the way from a … round of beef and whole turkeys and hams to our always reliable chili con queso.— Lady Bird Johnson There's nothing else in the world quite like the creamy, gooey decadence of Texas-style chili con queso.— Brad A. Johnson Rejoice, for the Tex-Mex staple chile con queso, the cheesy nectar of the gods, the dip that every chip aspires to be smothered in, is being tested in Chipotle's corporate kitchens and may soon be available on a menu near you.— Maura Judkis

called also queso

First Known Use of chili con queso

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chili con queso

borrowed from Spanish chile con queso "chili pepper with cheese"

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The first known use of chili con queso was in 1916

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