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Chile con Queso

Chile Con Queso Eggs Benedict

This Mexican Eggs Benedict is made with a Chile con Queso instead of Hollandaise sauce! It's super tasty and perfect for breakfast (or breakfast for dinner)!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 servings
Calories 877 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

for the compound butter-

  • 8 tablespoons softened salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped

for the queso-

  • 8 oz. breakfast sausage casings removed
  • 1 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 lb. Velveeta or American Cheese cubed
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 10 oz. mild diced tomatoes and green chiles drained
  • 4 oz. diced green chiles mild
  • 6 oz. evaporated milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 large eggs
  • white vinegar for poaching
  • 4 Thomas English Muffins halved
  • Any desired toppings: avocado, pico, sour cream, cilantro, pepper, chives, cilantro, etc.
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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir butter together with cumin and cilantro until well combined. Set aside.
  2. To make the queso, brown breakfast sausage in a large, deep skillet over medium heat as you break it apart.
  3. Add in butter if there isn't enough fat in the pan and saute onion with sausage until tender, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Slowly melt in Velveeta. Once that is melted in and smooth, stir in Monterey jack cheese little by little, along with tomatoes and green chiles. Queso will be quite thick, so stir in the 6 oz of evaporated milk to thin slightly. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed with salt and pepper. Keep queso covered and warm, over low heat.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to boil, about 12 cups of water. Stir in about 2 tablespoons white vinegar. Reduce heat to gentle simmer. Crack eggs individually into small bowls and pour into hot water, cooking two at a time. Cook 3 minutes and then transfer eggs to paper towels to drain. Continue cooking until all eggs are poached.
  5. To assemble, toast English muffins and spread each half with 1 tablespoon prepared butter. Top each half with one poached egg. Pour over warm queso and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you notice the queso is starting to break, increase the heat slightly. Warm queso is smoother and runnier than cold queso! Also, feel free to splash in a little extra evaporated milk as needed, especially if you notice its getting increasingly thicker.

Nutrition Facts
Chile Con Queso Eggs Benedict
Amount Per Serving
Calories 877 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 416mg139%
Sodium 2385mg104%
Potassium 876mg25%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 2295IU46%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 882mg88%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.