Queso. Cheese dip. Queso blanco. Queso fundido. Take your pick…
For some reason making this queso was difficult.
Well, not making this queso, but rather, the journey to find out how to make queso.
In case you didn’t know, there aren’t a lot of queso recipes out there.
Correction…there aren’t very many good queso recipes out there.
Of course you could always go with Velveeta and rotell…but I am a little opposed to
Although I do have an aversion to American cheese, it works. Other cheeses don’t. Trust me I tried. I made the same recipe with Mexican melting cheese and it was rubbery and stringy. I saw recipes for Monterrey jack, but following the recipes were hundreds of disappointed commenters saying it was stringy.
Sorry folks…until you can prove me wrong…American cheese it is.
Good news is that it does taste good! I would liken it to Appleebees queso blanco.
I ate some of it when I made it…but I ate the rest the next morning. I hadn’t even refrigerated it! (Gross I know) I think it tasted better the next day.
So here you have it….QUESO FUNDIDO!!!
(This recipe is gluten free-but always check your ingredients yourself!)
Queso Fundido recipe with fresh chips and guacamole
Cost per serving $1.70 (including chips and guac)
3 Tbsp heavy cream
3 Tbsp canned diced jalapeño
3 Tbsp canned green chili
1 Anaheim pepper-chopped
½ tomato chopped
½ lb American cheese-shredded
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro-chopped
1 tsp GF taco seasoning
GF corn tortillas
Oil for frying
First chop your tomato, onion and Anaheim chili.
Grate your American cheese and set aside.
Now sauté your onion and Anaheim pepper until brown.
Transfer to saucepan over medium heat. Add tomato, jalapeno, and green chili.
Add your cream and grated cheese and stir well.
Add in your cilantro and taco seasoning and lower heat.
Cut your corn tortillas into fours and fry over medium high heat.
Once browned, remove from oil and let dry on paper towels.
Salt while hot. (You can also sprinkle on some GF taco seasoning if you’d like)
Mash your avocado and add salt and fresh lime juice.
Even baby Glory loved it!
Here are some other takes on queso;