Queso Fundido

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Queso Fundido


An appetizer of melted cheese spiked with tequila and overflowing with chorizo, poblanos and tomato.

This gal loves tequila and cheese comes in a close second making queso fundido one of our go to party eats!

Serve with a heaping plate of warm corn tortillas or homemade tortillas chips this is a crowd pleaser.

Queso fundido, a cold margarita and football.  It doesn’t get any better.  Enjoy!


Queso Fundido

Yield: serves 4


  • 1/2 cup chopped, seeded fresh poblano pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups queso quesadilla shredded
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • Garnishes– cooked chorizo, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro


  1. In a large skillet add oil, pepper and onion- cook until soft about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add tequila (be careful when adding alcohol to heat).
  3. Return skillet to heat and simmer for 30 seconds, letting the alcohol evaporate.
  4. Place mixture into 4 oven safe dishes.
  5. Mix cheese with flour and add to dish.
  6. Broil until edges are slightly crisp and cheese has melted.
  7. Top with your favorite garnishes.
  8. Eat with tortillas or alongside chips.

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20 Responses to Queso Fundido

  1. anne marie dybicz-lowe

    I cant find that cheese. What would be a comparable alternative?

  2. Is the amount of cheese in the ingredients 1½ cups?

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  5. Tequila now that is my kind of dish.
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  6. Pinning this and making it this week. too good and irresistible not to try it!
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  7. That is one bowl of deliciousness — love me some queso :)
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  8. this is amazing–each and every component is delicious…yes, even the tequila. :)
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  9. A tequila spiked did! How truly brilliant…these is a fantastic appetizer for anytime :)
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  10. Oh boy. I’d be licking the bowl. ANd definitely NOT sharing.
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  11. What a delicious appetizer to take to a Super Bowl party or to just have for supper! :)
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  12. My husband’s all-time fave…I totally need to make this for him
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  13. Yummmm!!!!
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  14. Mee encanta el queso fundido!!! y con el tequila debe de tener muy buen sabor!!

  15. Mmmhh, scrumptious! A fabulous dip.



  16. Yay! I just bought some chorizo, so I’ll have to make this. Though I didn’t get the crumbled version, I’ll still make do!
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  17. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed this! :)

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