Queso Fundido with Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

This cheesy-salsa dip is an updated version of the ever-popular game day cheese dip. With melty cheese and a little spice, you’re pretty much guaranteed to win over everyone who tries it!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Queso Fundido

1
medium poblano chile
1
teaspoon olive oil
4
oz uncooked chorizo sausage, casings removed
1/2
cup chopped onion
2
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
1
cup shredded Chihuahua cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
Food Should Taste Good™ tortilla chips, as desired

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted tomatoes, well drained
1/4
cup chopped onion
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
small jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 475°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Brush poblano chile with oil; place in pan. Roast uncovered 15 minutes, turning once, until chile is browned and tender.
  • 2 In medium bowl, place roasted chile; cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chile; discard seeds and membranes. Chop chile.
  • 3 Heat 8-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and onion; cook until onion is softened and chorizo is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Stir in roasted chopped chile. Reduce heat to low. Add Monterey Jack and Chihuahua cheeses and cook about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until fully melted and bubbly.
  • 4 Sprinkle with cilantro. In medium bowl, mix Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa ingredients. Spoon over queso fundido mixture, and serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

To make up to a couple days ahead of serving, just before serving, reheat cheese mixture thoroughly, then top with cilantro and salsa.

You can substitute grated sharp Cheddar for the Chihuahua cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.