Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Queso Fundido

Another Pioneer Woman recipe, but a little spiced up.
I tell you what, I am using the heck out of that skillet the husband got me last year!
 Pioneer Woman's website explains that Queso Fundido translates into molten cheese or melted cheese.
Can't go wrong with cheese, that's one of my main food groups!

After I made this dip and tasted it,  I found it to be bland so I added jalapeno peppers.
I think what happened is when I used hamburger and her original recipe calls for a spicy sausage, my dip needed that extra kick of the peppers.
I'll leave it up to you if you want to use spicy sausage or hamburger.
I just don't care to much for sausage.

What you will need is:
An awesome red skillet, kidding!  Any baking dish you have will work.
1/2 pound hot breakfast sausage (or hamburger)
1 whole medium onion, chopped
2 small bell peppers chopped, any color or colors you like
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded. Or any melting cheese you like. ( I think I will try a different cheese time).
Sprinkle of chili powder
1/2 cup sliced grape tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 Cup Chopped jalapenos
A dollop of sour cream
Tortilla Chips for serving

How to make the dip:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
In a skillet, cook your sausage or hamburger
Remove the meat from the skillet and drain on a paper towel
Cook your peppers and onion in the same skillet, until softened, about 8 minutes

Put 1/3 of the cheese in the bottom of your baking dish or skillet and start layering
Cheese, beef, vegi mix then repeat until your last layer is cheese.
Sprinkle with chili powder
Top with diced jalapenos and cilantro

Serve with tortilla chips and sliced tomatos!

Happy belated Cinco de Mayo!

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