Queso Fundido: My Favorite Tex-Mex Appetizer!

One of my favorite appetizers at any Tex-Mex restaurant is queso fundido (or queso flameado depending on the preparation). Few things pair better with a warm flour tortilla than melty cheese and spicy chorizo. It’s surprisingly easy to make at home and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz HEB Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz HEB Queso Asadero (shredded)
  • 4 oz Queso Oaxaca (torn into small pieces)
  • 8 oz Chorizo (casing removed)
  • ½ cup White Onion (diced)
  • ½ cup Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 Serrano Chile (diced; most seeds removed)
  • 1 cup CIlantro (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Turn oven to broil and allow to preheat
  2. Mix cheeses in a baking dish or cast-iron skillet
  3. Place baking dish on the lower rack of the oven and allow cheese to melt through
  4. Brown chorizo in a medium skillet until thoroughly cooked
  5. Remove chorizo from skillet and place to the side (do not remove chorizo grease from skillet)
  6. Bring skillet back to medium heat and add the onions and serrano chile and cook until softened (2–3 minutes)
  7. Add tomatoes and cook 1–2 minutes more
  8. Remove melted cheese from oven and carefully fold in onion, chile, and tomato mixture
  9. Place cheese back in oven on top rack underneath the broiler and broil until cheese has formed a golden brown/dark brown crust
  10. Remove from oven and add cooked chorizo and cilantro and serve with warm flour tortillas

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