Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Serving Up {Appetizer}: Queso Fundido

At our house, when it comes to football, we follow college football not the NFL.  So our season is over, as are the bowl games and the snacks that go along with the bowl games.  But I do realize that for most people the Super Bowl is a pretty big football day, which means more snacks to be made.  If you are looking for some new snack recipes to try for the big game, might I suggest Peanut Butter Fritos, Caramel Clusters, or this recipe for Queso Fundido.

As far as I can tell Queso Fundido means "melted cheese" so there are plenty of variations on this recipe.  This particular recipe comes together quickly and tastes delicious so it is the one that I have kept around for many years.  Once prepared, serve immediately with warm bread or with cut vegetables.  Delicious!


1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. Tabasco green pepper sauce
2 Tbs. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped

In a shallow oven safe dish, combine shredded cheese, garlic and tabasco sauce - gently stir to combine.  Place in a pre-heated 375 degree oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted.  Remove and stir gently.
Top with chopped tomato, cilantro and additional tabasco sauce (if desired).
Serve with warm bread or fresh vegetables.

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