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Throw in whatever ingredients you have on hand to make this delicious queso fundido. Serve with tortilla chips, carrot sticks, and cauliflower florets.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
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8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Heat oil in a 9-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo; cook, stirring to crumble, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.

  • Without cleaning the skillet, add bell peppers and onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until browned and softened, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in tequila. Continue cooking vegetables, stirring often, until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to a bowl.

  • Stir together Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses in a bowl; spread 1/3 in the skillet. Add 1/3 of the vegetables, then 1/3 of the chorizo. Repeat with 2 more layers, ending with chorizo. Sprinkle with chili powder.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheeses are melted and bubbling, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with tomatoes, cilantro, and salt. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

You can customize this with whatever you have around. Add some chopped mushrooms with the veggies, substitute breakfast sausage for the chorizo, and use any combination of melting cheeses.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 29g; cholesterol 82.8mg; sodium 627.7mg. Full Nutrition