Monday, January 31, 2011

Tequila Mexican Cheese Dip

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In this cheese dip, better known as queso fundido in Spanish, the tequila not only shines through but gives the melted cheese a luscious texture. Typical salsa ingredients (tomato, onion, chile, cilantro) mingle with the cheese, to make an unforgetable mexican dip. This dip needs to be eaten as soon as it's made or kept warm (for a relatively short time) in a chafing dish.  Don't worry, before you know it, it will be all gone!

I like to accompany with homemade tortilla chips. 


1 Tbs. olive oil

1 large ripe tomato, cored, seeded (if you wish) and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

1 medium white onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

Hot green chile(s) to taste, (roughly 1 large jalapeño or 2 large serranos), stemmed, seeded  and finely chopped

3 Tbs. tequila, preferably a silver tequila

8 oz. Mexican melting cheese (such as Chihuahua, quesadilla or asadero) or Monterey Jack, mild cheddar or brick, shredded (you'll have about 2 cups)

1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro (thick bottom stems cut off)


Heat the oil in a large (10-inch) skillet over medium-high. Add the tomato, onion and chile(s), and cook, stirring constantly, until the onion begins to soften and brown, about 7 minutes. Add the tequila and cook, stirring, for a minute or so, until reduced to a glaze. (If you tip the pan toward an open gas flame, the tequila will ignite. If you choose this route, simply shake the pan back and forth until the flames subside and the tequila has reduced to a glaze.)

With the skillet of tequila-infused vegetables over medium-low, sprinkle in the cheese. Stir slowly and constantly until just melted-too long over the heat and the cheese will become tough, oily and stringy. Scoop into a warm dish, sprinkle with the cilantro and serve right away with chips to dip.

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Adapted from Rick Bayles


  1. Hi, so glad to have discovered this wonderful new to blogging, Somehow wish I could remember from whose blog got a recipe which was from you for a superbowl dip and I made it yesterday, and it was OUTRAGEOUSLY and DANGERIOUSLY good! Am making it for a superbowl party we are going to on Sunday..very yummy!
    Now have the try this one too as it has my name all over it...helloooo cheese!
    Please visit my new blog if you can,

    Thanks and bon appetit!

  2. Enchanted

    Thank you glad you for your kind remarks. You can never go wrong with cheese!

  3. Hola Lindaraxa. It's Stephen, love your blog sweet woman. Been sharing your stuff on Facebook, looking forward to visiting you, Christine, and the 4-legged ladies again soon.

  4. Love your blog mami, hope to visit you again soon.

  5. Thank you for such an awesome recipe! Imagine how the flavor would improve if you use a good traditional tequila, like tequila amor mío! I've been using traditional aged tequila on my recipes and they taste fantastic!


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