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Green Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido Verde
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Recipe from Season 7, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 4as a soft taco filling or tapa


  • 2tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1medium white onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 5ounces (a generous 1/2 cup)Green Chile Chorizo
  • 3tablespoons white wine, beer, tequila or water
  • 2cups coarsely chopped spinach leaves
  • 8ounces Chihuahua or other Mexican melting cheese, such as quesadilla or asadero, shredded (you’ll have about 2 cups)—see note below
  • About 1dozen warm corn or flour tortillas, for serving
  • About 1cup salsa, for serving


Heat the oil in a large (10-inch) skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and chorizo and cook, stirring regularly and breaking up any clumps, until the chorizo is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the beer or other liquid and the spinach; stir until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is once again dry looking.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, sprinkle the cheese evenly over the vegetables and stir slowly and constantly until just melted—too long over the heat and the cheese will become tough, oily and stringy. Immediately scoop into a warm serving dish (a small fondue dish with a tea light below is ideal) and serve with warm tortillas and salsa for making soft tacos.

NOTE: If you use beer, Monterey Jack is the best cheese.


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