Happy Cinco de Mayo! We LOVE Mexican food in our family and this recipe for Queso Fundido Con Chili a la Tequila is one that is really yummy and fun for a party or any family dinner. I have a confession to make – I have never been a queso fan. You see, all the ones I had tried before were made of what I refer to as “fake” cheese – processed cheese that I am just not fond of so I had always stayed away from it before. But then, this recipe from Hormels crossed my desk and I decided to give it a go. Mmmmmm mmmmmm! It has changed my mind about queso, that’s for sure! Just wait until you try it and you’ll know why I’m now a queso fan like the rest of my family.
Queso Fundido Con Chili a la Tequila Recipe
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 1 small red onion, diced
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 1 poblano pepper, diced
· 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
· ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
· ½ cup tequila
· 1 (15-ounce) can Hormel® chili
· 1 (8-ounce) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
· 1 (8-ounce) block Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
· ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
· Garnish: jalapeño slices, corn tortillas
DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 400°F. In 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion and next 4 ingredients until softened. Remove from heat, stir in tequila, return to heat and cook 2 minutes or until reduced by half. Stir in chili, remove from heat and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Gently stir and bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with cilantro and garnish with jalapeño slices, if desired. Serve in martini glass with corn tortillas.