Friday, 25 July 2014

Chorizo Queso Fundido-- Super cheesy and great to share!



It's the weekend and the weather is hot! What better time to gather your family and friends with some lovely summer drinks and sit in the garden with an array or appetisers to share and just relax.


Ingredients


500g Chorizo
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
2 whole small Bell Peppers (any Colour Combination), Seeded And Finely Diced
500g Grated Mozzarella or other favourite melting cheese
Sprinkle Of Chili Powder
3 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
1/4 cup Cilantro, Chopped
Tortilla Chips For Serving
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 180 Degrees

Method

In a Crafond Frying Pan (we recommend a 24 cm for this recipe,) cook the chorizo until brown. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Pour off any excess fat. Add onions and peppers to the pan and cook over medium heat until the veggies are soft and golden brown, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
To build the dish, place 1/3 of the cheese in a Crafond frying pan or you even a Crafond Shallow Casserole (pre-seasoned with rapeseed oil) Add half the chorizo. Add another third of the cheese, then as much of the veggie mixture as you'd like (you may have a little left over.) Add almost all of the remaining cheese, the rest of the chorizo, then whatever cheese you have left. Sprinkle the top very lightly with chili powder.

NOTE: Depending on the size of your pan, you may have some ingredients left over. Just build so that the ingredients roughly reach the top of the skillet; they'll shrink quite a bit once the cheese melts!
Place into the oven and start watching it about 4 to 5 minutes in. You want to bake it until the cheese is totally melted, hot, and slightly bubbling...but before the cheese starts to firm up/harden. (In other words, you still want the cheese to be extra gooey.)

Remove from the oven, top with the diced tomatoes, sprinkle on the tomatoes, and serve immediately with tortilla chips!

NOTE: Be sure to have everything ready so you can serve the Queso Fundido pretty much right out of the oven. It's best when piping hot!




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