Brisket Queso

Rating: 5.00
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By Dave
July 16, 2022
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A wonderful cheesy queso chock full of smoked brisket. Brisket queso is a great way to use up leftover brisket.

Queso is hugely popular in Austin, Texas. There are a million ways to make queso but I prefer white queso, made with white American cheese, and some onion, garlic, pico de gallo, heavy cream and lime juice. I am also one of those guys that likes to add a little meat to my queso and nothing screams Texas like adding brisket to queso.

Make the Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo is perfect for spicing up queso. Make the pico in advance by adding the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil, lime and salt to a medium bowl and mixing it well. Adjust the salt as needed. It’s that simple.

Ready to Make Pico De Gallo
Ready to Make Pico De Gallo

Heat the Brisket

Chop the brisket and heat it in a fry pan with a little oil over medium heat. I prefer to let the brisket darken just a bit because it adds more flavor to the queso. Remove the brisket from the heat and set aside.

Heat the Chopped Brisket
Heat the Chopped Brisket

Make the Queso

In a medium sauce pan, add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Be careful and do not let the garlic burn. Add 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and simmer for one minute. Add the cheese and stir every 30 seconds. Once the cheese has melted, add the pico de gallo and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the lime juice and stir.

Add the Cheese and Melt Over Low Heat
Add the Cheese and Melt Over Low Heat

Place in a serving bowl and top with the brisket and cilantro and serve with chips.

Texas Brisket Queso
Texas Brisket Queso

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Texas Brisket Queso

Brisket Queso

5 from 2 votes
A wonderful cheesy queso chock full of smoked brisket. What a great way to use up leftover brisket.
Servings 12 Servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

Pico de Gallo

  • 2 roma tomatoes diced small
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced small
  • 1 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 jalapeño pepper stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Queso

  • 1 lb brisket cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup white onion diced
  • 1 glove garlic diced
  • 16 oz white American cheese cubed or grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 3 cup tortilla chips

Instructions
 

Pico De Gallo

  • Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, olive oil, lime and salt to a medium bowl and mix well. Adjust salt as needed.
    Ready to Make Pico De Gallo

Brisket Queso

  • Heat the chopped brisket in 1 tablespoon of canola oil until browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Heat the Brisket in a Little Canola Oil
  • In a medium sauce pan, add the olive oil and onion. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Be careful and do not let the garlic burn.
    Sauté Onion and Garlic
  • Add 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and simmer for one minute. Add the cheese and stir every 30 seconds.
    Add the Cheese and Melt Over Low Heat
  • Once the cheese has melted, add the remaining cream and stir until combined. Stir in the pico de gallo and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the lime juice and stir.
    Add the Pico De Gallo to the Melted Cheese
  • Place in a serving bowl and top with the brisket and cilantro and serve with chips.
    Texas Brisket Queso

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 0.3cupCalories: 435kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 18gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 860mgPotassium: 313mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 796IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 449mgIron: 2mg
Calories: 435kcal
Cost: $14
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: brisket queso, queso, texas brisket queso

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  1. 5 stars
    Quick and easy. Thanks.

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