If You Love Queso, Try Queso Fundido, Its Equally Delectable Mexican Ancestor

If You Love Queso, Try Queso Fundido, Its Equally Delectable Mexican Ancestor

queso fundido tex-mex-explainerLong before there was the comforting, gooey chile con queso that all Tex-Mex fans know and love today, there was its equally comforting and gooey Mexican ancestor: queso fundido. Unlike the Velveeta-and-Ro-Tel version familiar to most Texas Monthly readers, this dish isn’t quick to prepare, and it’s made with real cheese. Exactly which kind or kinds can vary widely, but usually, queso fundido is made with a thick bed of fresh, molten, milky queso asadero, queso Chihuahua, Oaxacan quesillo, or even Manchego. And while chile con queso is usually only lightly garnished with pico de gallo or maybe taco meat, queso fundido often comes capped with mushrooms, chorizo, or grilled peppers. Notably, it’s traditionally served with tortillas instead of tortilla chips. Lately, I’ve noticed queso…View Original Post

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