3.6 186

Bayless's Queso Fundido al Tequila

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 6

Chef Rick Bayless is renowned for cookbooks featuring elaborate Mexican recipes. With Mexican Everyday, he's finally published a cookbook for fast weeknight cooking. This simple, 20-minute dip of melted cheese flavored with tomatoes, chiles, onion and a hit of tequila is just the thing to satisfy a sudden craving for something warm, salty and gooey.

slideshow  More Great Mexican Recipes

KEY: Honors, Cocktail Party, Father's Day, Game Day, Graduation Party, Mexican, Southwestern/Tex-Mex, Appetizers/starters, Dips & Spreads, Fast, Vegetarian, Cocktail app snacks

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Cheese Crisps Like Richard Blais

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3 cups)
  • 1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes—cored, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Warm corn tortillas or corn chips, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes, minced jalapeños, diced onion and a large pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the tequila and cook, stirring frequently, until the skillet looks nearly dry, about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until fully melted, about 30 seconds. Quickly transfer the queso fundido to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately, with tortillas or chips.
Contributed By Photo © Frances Janisch Published June 2006

Related Video

More Videos
How to Make Cheese Crisps Like Richard Blais




475150 recipes/baylesss-queso-fundido-al-tequila 2013-12-06 Rick Bayless honors|cocktail-party|fathers-day|game-day|graduation-party|mexican|southwestern-tex-mex|appetizers-starters|dips-and-spreads|6|fast|vegetarian|cocktail-app-snacks june-2006,Rick Bayless,cheese dip,queso fundido,mexican food,party food recipes,baylesss-queso-fundido-al-tequila 475150
Close