Mexican Fondue
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
12
SERVING SIZE
1/4 cup
YIELD
about 3 cups
TOTAL TIME
30 mins

Mexican Fondue

Chorizo sausage and beer flavor this hot cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer along with a variety of dippers.

Ingredients
  • 4   ounces uncooked chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 1/2  cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 - 3   teaspoons minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1   clove garlic, minced
  • 1   cup Lager beer or chicken broth
  • 8   ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8   ounces Mexican melting cheese, such as queso asadero or Chihuahua,* shredded or crumbled
  • 1   tablespoon cornstarch
  •  Dippers, such as tortilla chips, cooked chicken chunks, toasted French bread cubes,** and assorted vegetable chunks (sweet peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes)
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Directions
1. 
In a medium saucepan cook chorizo over medium heat until browned. Drain all but 1 tablespoon fat. Add onion and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in chipotle peppers and garlic. Add beer; bring to a simmer.
2. 
In a large resealable plastic bag combine cheeses and cornstarch. Seal bag; shake to coat cheeses with cornstarch. Add cheeses, a handful at a time, to saucepan, stirring until each addition is melted before adding more. Transfer cheese mixture to a fondue pot and keep warm. Serve with desired dippers. Makes about 3 cups (twelve 1/4-cup servings).

Note

  • *

    Use additional Monterey Jack or whole milk mozzarella if suitable Mexican cheese is not available.

Tip

  • **Test Kitchen Tip:

    To toast bread cubes, place French bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp and toasted.

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