Let's not kid ourselves. You should maybe only have this recipe a couple of times a year. Pretty much what we're dealing with here is a the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich imaginable, except without the bread and with a bit more kick.
This may be the simplest of all 4 recipes in our 'Big Game Buffet Series'. Once you have all your ingredients ready to go, just put them all in a slow cooker on low for about an hour. Stir about 30 minutes in and you'll be in melty cheese heaven.
Does our Spicy Queso need to be served hot? Umm...YES!
We'll get into a really wonderful way to do that in just a few minutes...
You might find it helpful to scroll through this entire page before you get started. We've found it best to have all your elements prepped and organized before you start cooking.
Prep time: 20 minutes/Cook time: 1 hour
ingredients & Procedure
30 minutes before your guests arrive Set up your chafing dish...
This recipe should be served hot. But how? Rest easy, friends. The Sterno Buffet Kit, is the answer:
Here comes the Party Set tutorial...
Place the wire rack where it will be used (away from flammable objects-napkins, drapes, centerpieces, etc.).
Carefully open the chafing fuel cans...
...and place in fuel holders. Place water pan in wire rack.
Fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of very hot (not boiling) water.
Pour water into water pan.
Light the fuel.
...and here's a confidence-boosting flash video just in case you need it!
If your chafing dish will be out of eyesight while your in the kitchen, make sure an adult is in the room to prevent an accidental fire.
Once you've filled the aluminum half pan, carefully place in the water pan of the chafing dish. The edges of the pan might get a little bent while you do this. Just smooth them with a towel once the pan is in place..
This chafing dish accommodates two half-size food pans. In the other pan you see our Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños. This recipe is featured in this series, as well. Click on the button below to get that recipe (hint: it's really good).