If you need triple-tested, much-beloved recipes for your favorite Southern comfort foods, turn to the experts at Southern Living magazine’s test kitchen. Craving a new spin on an old favorite? The editors’ new collection, Texas BBQ, is stacked and loaded with everything you need to know to churn out perfect fare. Rajas con queso is the spicy star of taco night. 

Popular in South Texas, rajas (Spanish for “slices”) are strips of poblano peppers typically served with cream during taquizas — taco parties. In this dip, Tex meets Mex with a blend of cheeses and sour cream, which tempers the often unpredictable heat of the poblanos.

Reprinted with permission from Texas BBQ