Queso Fundido (melted cheese appetizers)
Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 35 min Yield: 8 Serving
Nutrition facts: 240 calories 9 grams fat
4 oz chorizo
1 cup onion -- finely diced
1 cup mild green chile -- diced
non-stick cooking spray -- as needed
12 oz Monterey jack cheese -- shredded
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Cook chorizo in large skillet over medium heat, stirring often and breaking meat into small pieces. Drain excess fat. Add onions, and cook until translucent. Add green chilies; cook until hot. Remove from pan.
Lightly coat a 400* F preheated griddle with non-stick cooking spray. Place 3 ounce portions of cheese in mounds on griddle. When cheese begins to melt place a spoonful of chorizo mixture over each cheese mound. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Once cheese has fully melted, fold each circle in half, completely covering filling. Serve immediately with tortilla strips and cilantro.
© Jim Catanich