Beefy Vegan Queso
Updated: Jul 26, 2020
A Big and Beefy take on the classic Queso!
The more I make Queso, the more I love it! This time I decided to Beef it up and add some Alpha Foods Beefy Crumbles and it turned out totally BEEF-TASTIC and delicious!
One of the great things about this Queso is how versatile it is. You can do as I did and dip some Waffle Fries in it, or go ahead and go full tilt boogie and top some Tater Tots with it to create some friggin Totchos! You could also just eat it with a spoon too (I'm not above saying I did as I was tasting it for seasoning!)
In addition to the Beefy Crumbles, I also added some Ro-Tel, but you can use any diced tomatoes and chiles you wish (but use Ro-Tel if you can!) And honestly, because it's so versatile, you can really top it with whatever you want. I added some vegan sour cream, pico de gallo, green onions and guacamole and it was off the proverbial hook!
Be sure to bring this to your next potluck or Superbowl Party, and knock everybody's socks clean off!
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1 package Alpha Foods Beefy Crumbles
1 (10 oz) can Ro-Tel
1/4 cup vegan butter
3 Tbsp Flour
2 cups plant-milk
8 oz vegan cheese shreds
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp umami seasoning (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Additional Topping Ideas
pico de gallo
vegan sour cream
pickled or fresh jalapenos
Melt butter in a pot over medium heat.
Add flour a tablespoon at a time and whisk in between each tablespoon. Once all flour has been added whisk thoroughly and cook for 1 minute.
Add plant milk 1/2 cup at a time and whisk in between each 1/2 cup. Bring to a simmer.
Add vegan cheese and stir until melted.
Combine the Ro-Tel with the cheese sauce.
Add all the seasonings, stir to combine, and keep warm on low.
Over medium heat, add a little oil to a pan and cook the Alpha Foods Crumbles until browned and warmed through.
Add the Crumbles to the Queso and stir to combine.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
You can top with sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapenos, guacamole, and enjoy with chips, waffle fries, whatever you want!