Queso Fundido Recipe
This is a simple and delish recipe for Queso Fundido using common cheeses, but with a few secret ingredients for a fabulous melty masterpiece. Everything can be prepped in advance, and you'll just have to pop it in the oven when it is fiesta time!
You can add other garnishes to elevate this dish. Our favorites are sauteed chorizo, pickled onions, chopped avocado, or crumbled queso fresco.
You Will Need:
An oven-safe skillet (or a stove top skillet and a gratin dish)
1/3 cup de-seeded and diced Poblano or Jalapeño pepper
1/3 cup diced onion
1/4 cup of tequila
1 1/2 cups of grated cheese (consider using Monterey Jack or Old Cheddar for a sharper flavor)
1 tbsp flour
Diced tomato and cilantro to garnish
How To Make:
- Heat your skillet with some olive oil. Cook the diced onion and Poblano pepper until soft and take off the heat.
- Add tequila to the mixture in the skillet, and place back on medium heat to simmer until most of the tequila has evaporated. This usually takes about 20 - 30 seconds.
- Set some vegetable mixture aside to use later as a garnish, and remove half of the remaining mixture as it will form a second layer in your skillet.
- Toss your grated cheese with flour, and sprinkle half into the skillet over the vegetable mixture. Add the second remaining half of the vegetable mixture to the gratin dish (you should still have some set aside for garnishing). Finally add the remaining cheese to the skillet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes at 350F/175C, or until the cheese is all melty, but has not began going crispy.
- Garnish with the remainder of the vegetable mixture, tomato, and cilantro and serve with your favorite tortilla chips.