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Tequila-Spiked Queso Fundido

Tequila-Spiked Queso Fundido

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Bake 10 mins

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Spicy poblano chile pepper and tequila pack a punch. Serve as a party dip with tortilla chips, or create upscale quesadillas with a warmed tortilla and chorizo.


  • 1/3 cup chopped, seeded fresh poblano chile pepper*
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (1 small)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded queso Chihuahua, queso quesadilla, and/or Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped tomato (1 small)
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips or warmed flour tortillas (optional)
  • Chorizo sausage, cooked, well-drained, and crumbled (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium or large skillet cook chile pepper and onion in hot oil until tender. Remove skillet from heat. Carefully add tequila. Return to heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 30 seconds or until most of the tequila has evaporated but vegetables are still moist.
  2. Spoon mixture into the bottom of a 6- to 7-inch oven-going skillet or a 2-cup au gratin dish. In a medium bowl toss cheese with flour; sprinkle cheese mixture over vegetables.
  3. Bake about 10 minutes or just until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with tomato and cilantro. If desired, serve with tortilla chips or serve in warmed tortillas topped with cooked chorizo.


  • *Tip: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

(Tequila-Spiked Queso Fundido)

Servings Per Recipe 6, carb. (g) 5, sodium (mg) 176, Monounsaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 0, Niacin (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 161, Fat, total (g) 11, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 30, Folate (µg) 8, sat. fat (g) 6, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, vit. A (IU) 292, iron (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 22, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Potassium (mg) 85, pro. (g) 7, calcium (mg) 192

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