The big game is just a week away, and we are in the planning stages of what to put on the menu.  I feel like the Super Bowl is a bigger deal then planning Christmas dinner!  One thing we will definitely be serving is this cheesy Queso Fundido, which is the perfect game food as it is hearty while being gooey enough to make nibbling fun(dido).

We teamed up with Old El Paso to create this spicy, cheesy dip that is seasoned with their green enchilada sauce as well as loads of chopped chilis.  Don’t worry, this recipe has just enough heat to make it interesting, while being pleasant to nosh on.  It is not slap in the face spicy.  Be sure to serve it piping hot with lots of tortillas chips.

Looking for more Super Bowl inspiration?  Be sure to head over to the sizzling hot and new Old El Paso website;  it is loaded tasty recipes to please even the pickiest Super Bowl fan.

Old El Paso Queso Fundido

 

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Recipe:  Queso Fundido

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup minced yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 ounces grated mild cheddar
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar
  • 8 ounces grated Monterey Jack
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4.5 ounces Old El Paso chopped chili
  • 3 tablespoons Old El Paso green enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Lager
  • tortilla chips

How To:

  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium low heat.
  2. Add the minced onion, stir and cook until soft, about 3 minutes
  3. Finely mince the garlic, then add to the onions.  Cook for another minute.
  4. Add the chopped chili, stir and continue cooking for 5 minutes.  Place the mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, toss all of the cheese with the flour.
  6. Add the beer to the same frying pan that was when cooking the onions.  Reduce the heat to a low simmer, and scrape up any bits left from the onions.
  7. Add cheese to the warm beer by the handfuls while whisking.  Allow the mixture to become smooth between adding more handfuls of cheese.  Continue until all the cheese is used.
  8. Stir in the onion mixture, and cook for a couple minutes until slightly bubbly;  stirring the entire time.
  9. Remove from the heat and place in a serving bowl alongside with the tortilla chips.

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Disclosure: We were compensated by General Mills to create this recipe.  As always, all opinions expressed are our own. 

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