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Spicy Jack Cheese Sauce

Yield Makes 3 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers or serrano chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded pepper-Jack cheese

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add jalapeños and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir in flour, cumin, and salt; cook 1 minute.

  2. Whisk in broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 3 minutes or until thickened. Add cheese, stirring until well blended and smooth.