Queso Fundido

     Need a dip for your “March Madness” party? (No, we’re not talking about your brother-in-law…)

     Try this one, and enjoy it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. This recipe serves 6.


* 4 oz. Mexican chorizo, casing discarded

* 3/4 cup white onion, finely chopped

* 1 cup ripe tomato, seeded and finely chopped

* 2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled, seeded and finely chopped

* 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano

* 1/2 cup Sauvignon Blanc

* 9 oz. grated Mexican melting cheese, such as Asadero, Chihuahua or Manchego

* 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped

* Tortilla chips


     1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

     2. Combine chorizo and onion in a non-stick saute pan or skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the chorizo into small pieces, until nicely browned (about 7 minutes).

     3. Stir in tomato, chiles and oregano, and cook for 2 minutes.

     4. Transfer mixture to an 8-inch shallow casserole or baking dish, and stir in the grated cheese.

     5. Transfer to oven and bake until the cheese just melts (about 3 minutes).

     6. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately with chips.

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