Friday, March 28, 2014

Crockpot Queso Mexilini

 The crockpot is generally not my friend. I find most slow cooker recipes to be very disappointing. The "crockpot orange chicken" recipe that was floating around on Pinterest was possibly one of the worst meals I've ever cooked. Of course probably my fault for choosing to pretend that the photo attached to it, which was of tempura orange chicken from a restaurant, would bear any resemblance to a crockpot recipe lol.
  I keep on plugging away at it, because the crockpot is so darn convenient! I came up with this recipe, and I was quite happy with it. The family all gave it thumbs up.  Very quick to put together. Mexican queso blanco cheese can be substituted for the cream cheese, and to make it vegetarian use vegetable broth instead of chicken. Salsa of your choice, so you can choose how spicy you like it

1 lb bag frozen cheese tortellini
16 oz jar salsa (of your choice)
4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese, chopped in smaller pieces
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese

  Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook 6 hours on medium. Garnish with sour cream and additional shredded cheese if desired