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Queso Oaxaca Fundido

“Queso Fundido” is Spanish for “Molten cheese.” If the name of this ooey, gooey Mexican fondue isn’t enough to make your mouth water, add in some bacon, green chiles and onion and you’ll be moping the floor.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 can (4 oz.) roasted and diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups Crystal Farms Shredded Oaxaca

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet sauté bacon on medium heat until almost crispy. Add onion and cook until onion is translucent and bacon is crispy. Remove from heat. Drain. Add green chiles and stir to combine.
  • In a medium saucepan melt 1 tablespoon butter on medium-low heat; whisk with flour to create a paste. Cook for a minute. Slowly add 1 cup of milk while continuing to whisk until the paste has fully dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Gradually add cheese a little at a time while continuing to whisk. Add a little more milk as you go if necessary to help make the cheese less stringy. Add bacon, onion and chile mixture retaining two tablespoons for garnish, and stir to incorporate.
  • Pour into a serving dish and garnish with remaining bacon mixture. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Chef's Tips & Suggestions: 

  • Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and/or fresh diced tomatoes if desired or spice things up a little with a sprinkle of ground cumin or chili powder on top.

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