Monday, October 3, 2011

Qdoba Copycat Queso & Ghoulish Goodies Giveaway



Halloween being my favorite holiday, I thought I’d kick off October with a giveaway. A winner for the totally adorable and doable monster filled cookbook Ghoulish Goodies will be drawn on October 13th.

For your part, leave a comment with your favorite Halloween food or recipe.

This queso sauce/dip won’t be in there though, but it’s an idea I’ve been meaning to tackle for awhile. My family really likes Qdoba’s queso and I wanted to create a copycat. After a few variations I feel this one is pretty close to the real one, but please let me know what you think.

The spooky chips are "Frights Bites Tortilla Chips" from the local grocery store.

Qdoba Copycat Queso
You should be able to find Philadelphia Cooking Creme in the refrigerator section near the cream cheese. Print Recipe

2 poblano peppers
10-ounce container Philadelphia Cooking Creme
8-ounce package Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
2 medium tomatoes, chopped fine
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1/4 cup water
Cayenne pepper, to taste

1. Place peppers on a hot grill or under a broiler. Blacken the skins on all sides. Place them in a paper bag and roll top down to seal. Set aside until cool to touch, about 30 minutes. Peel off skins and discard seeds and stems. Chop peppers very fine.

2. Add chopped peppers, cooking creme, cheese, tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and paprika to a medium size pot and stir over low heat until cheese is melted.

3. Add the cilantro, water and cayenne pepper and stir for another minute or so until it thickens to preference.

4. Turn off heat and serve immediately as a dip or sauce.

Recipe & photograph by Laura Flowers.


21 comments:

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

I like to make a Jack o Lantern pizza (with pumpkin puree in the crust!)

Sara said...

My favorite halloween food - pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! :)

URBakin'MeCrazyy said...

Definetely Candy corn! :)
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KEM32 said...

Pumpkin cake decorated with candy corn! Thanks for the give away! Katiebearkate (at) hotmail (dot) com

Joy said...

My favorite halloween treat has got to,be any chocolate. I tend to hid any if i find them in the house.

Morgan said...

I go crazy over queso dip -- I will definitely have to try this! It sounds delicious. =)

Joanne said...

Sigh. Too bad queso really is NOT shippable. I'd really love it if this appeared at my door.

Kari said...

This will be my first year making Halloween treats now that my daughter is old enough to enjoy them. I love the tortilla chips & the dip looks great.

natasha {schue love} said...

MMMM I'll have to try this dip soon! Looks amazing!

Sue said...

I love caramel corn! Laura, This book looks so fun, and so do the chips, especially with your dip:)

Anonymous said...

I believe my favorite Halloween food is candy corn - great giveaway - thank you

Manders said...

I love Halloween cut out cookies.

jkiel said...

This looks great, except for the cilantro (I'm allergic). Thanks!

Kim said...

So this is what you've been up to. Love how you took such care in your photos with the decor..
My favorite Halloween food to make? You're making me choose? I have to say it is the different punches with cool shaped ice. Nice giveaway.

Wild Flour said...

my kids love the ghost cookies made from Nutter Butter cookies and white frosting.

Gia_Pet said...

I love making hot dog 'mummies' (dough wrapped wieners) with blood (ketchup) and mucous (mustard tinted green with food coloring) dips :)

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OTA Mom said...

Marshmallow pumpkins! And--please don't tell anyone--scary cat Peeps! :)

Denise said...

Halloween shaped tortilla chips with various dips, finger sandwiches, mummy dogs, halloween decorated cupcakes. I can't wait for Oct 31!!!

dymphna said...

my fav is diggin through my kids bags and sharing all the halloween candy.... at least thats what i eat for halloween ....

Mb said...

cupcakes!

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kara said...

last halloween i made black velvet cupcakes with little decorative pumpkins on top for a party. somehow the cupcakes' color didn't turn out quite right (more brown than black), but they were still delicious!

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