Queso Fundido with Chorizo
We recommend D'Artagnan Spanish-style chorizo for this recipe. Made from heritage pork, it has great flavor and is widely available (dartagnan.com).
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- Yield: Makes 3 cups
Photography: chris court
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2012
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound Spanish (cured) chorizo, sliced on the bias 3/8 inch thick
- 1 cup diced sweet onion, such as Vidalia
- 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
- Coarse salt
- 1/3 cup gold tequila
- 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, grated (4 cups)
- 16 ounces tortilla chips, for serving
Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Working in batches, add chorizo and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned in places, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chorizo to a serving dish.
Add onion, chiles, and 1 teaspoon salt to skillet, and raise heat to medium-high. Saute, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add tequila, bring to a boil, and cook until tequila is mostly absorbed by vegetables, about 30 seconds.
Reduce heat to low, gradually stir in cheese, and cook, stirring constantly, just until cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a fondue pot, and serve with chips and chorizo.