Queso Fundido Recipe
Queso fundido is a Mexican recipe, as can be seen from the nachos chips next to it. Literally, queso fundido is actually a kind of cheese fondue. In addition to cheese, there are also roasted vegetables and chorizo. I used sucuk (Turkish beef chorizo) instead of chorizo. When it is made using sucuk, the flavor becomes more suitable for Turkish taste.
Queso fondido is usually served with nachos chips. In fact, it can be thought of as a more cheesy nachos recipe. But if you don't mind making changes, you can serve it with thinly sliced toasted bread instead of nachos. In this way, it will turn from a snack to a main dish that you can fill your stomach.
For queso fundido, which we can call Mexican fondue, usually oaxaca or chihuahua cheeses are used. For places where these cheeses are hard to find, the best alternative is mozzarella. The best alternative for Turkey is, of course, kaşar cheese. But you can use any cheese that melts and suits your taste, such as cheddar cheese and mozzarella.
As vegetables onions and peppers are used. The pepper can be green, red or any other color. If you want it to be hot, you can also use hot pepper.
Since there is no heating system underneath, as in Swiss fondue, the cheese freezes when it cools down. For this reason, you should serve the quese fundido without waiting and eat it without letting it cool. If for some reason it has to wait and cools down, you can reheat it. But the cheese will not be as runny and soft as it was when it was just melted.
While serving queso fundido, you can sprinkle chopped tomatoes and parsley (or coriander) on top, or you can serve it plain or with supporting sauces such as guacamole sauce.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 200 g of sucuk/chorizo,
- 1 small onion,
- 1 green pepper,
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil,
- 200 g of mozzarella,
- 1 tomato.
- Peel the cover of the chorizo and shred it into small pieces with a fork,
- Take it into a large skillet and cook, stirring, until brown,
- Remove the chorizo, clean the pan with paper towel,
- Take it back to the stove, add the olive oil and heat it,
- Add the chopped onion and pepper and stir fry until soft and remove from the heat,
- Spread one third of the cheese into a 15 cm pan,
- Spread the sausage (keep 1-2 tablespoons for the top) on it,
- Spread half of the remaining cheese on it,
- Spread the roasted onions and peppers,
- Spread the remaining cheese,
- Sprinkle the chorizo you reserved on it,
- Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees until the cheese melts,
- Sprinkle chopped tomatoes and parsley on top,
- Serve hot with nachos chips.
Enjoy your meal...