Recently I was trying to replicate the Mexican Restaurant-style white cheese dip that can be found in mexican restaurants around the south east United States. (Specifically I was thinking of the cheese dip found at the El Toro chain around Atlanta, Georgia)
I used the following recipe:
* 1/4 cup butter * 1/4 cup white flour * 2 cups whole milk * 1 tsp. ground cumin * 8 oz. canned chopped green chiles, like Chile Ortegas, drained * 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped * 3 cloves garlic, minced * 2 tsp. olive oil * 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded, deveined, and finely chopped OR 1 to 2 canned chipotle chiles chopped * 8 oz. monterey jack or asadero cheese, grated * salt to taste * fresh ground pepper to taste
I Used a mix of Monterey Jack/Asadero/Queso Quesadilla cheese and omitted the jalapenos since my girlfriend complains about anything spicier than a bell pepper
First making a roux, then adding the spices and chilis, and finally stirring in the cheese.
However, the result was extremely bland -- I could taste the green chilis and not much else, including cheese.
What can I do to get something with more flavor? I'd love to be able to make this at home.