Queso con Chile en Salsa Verde
- 6 large tomatillos
- 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers roughly chopped
- Handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil
- 1 poblano pepper fresh or previously roasted sliced thin
- 1/2 medium white onion sliced thin
- 12 ounces of queso panela sliced into 10 thick slices
Some of the most authentic Mexican dishes require minimal ingredients. Queso con chile en salsa verde, also called queso en salsa, is a warm, simmering tomatillo salsa with soft Mexican cheese slices. This dish is typically prepared on those days when you needed a quick and affordable meal. Both queso panela and queso fresco are prepared from cow's milk. They are often used in home-style Mexican cooking. I really enjoy preparing this simple queso con chile dish for friends who are not familiar with true Mexican cooking. They are always pleasantly surprised when I explain how easy this dish comes together. It was one of my favorite dishes as a kid and remains one of my favorites to this day.
My best suggestion when preparing queso con chile is to prepare a few different salsas the day before. Choose from mild to spicy. This way you can prepare a few small pans of queso con chile to suit your friends and family's tastes.