Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (or ANY day) with this Mexican Fundido .. it’s an easy to make ooey, gooey cheesy dip that is a crowd pleaser from the word GO!
Do you like Mexican food as much as I do? Is that even possible? In this house, Mexican food gets made all the time. Keep in mind, neither me or Big Scary Mike are of any Hispanic descent but trust me, these two Irish people can put a killing on a bowl of chips and salsa!
My new love is Mexican fundido. Honestly, it doesn’t get any better than melted cheese, beer and chorizo sausage! How can any of that be bad? And how can anything in this Universe be any better? But enough of all that! Let’s move on to the important stuff, The Food! This dish is a crowd-pleaser from the word from the word GO. It is super easy to make and it will feed a crowd! So when you are figuring out what to make for your Cinco de Mayo gathering, don’t forget to include this fundido.
Besides, you need something to soak up all those margaritas!
The best part is that you can make this either on your stove top or in a slow cooker if you are having a party or taking the dish to a potluck. Either way you are serving up an ooey, gooey cheesy Mexican dip that is sure to please everyone!
PS.. If you would like to make this non-alcoholic, double up on your favorite salsa instead of using the lager. It will taste amazing!!
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- 1/2 onion , diced
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 1 tbl olive oil
- 6 oz chorizo sausage , removed from casing
- 8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese , grated
- 8 oz Oaxaca cheese , grated
- 1/2 cup Mexican lager beer
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 tomato , cored and diced
- 2 tbl cilantro , chopped
- 1 lime
- Favorite bag of tortilla chips
Start by removing the sausage from its casing and over medium-high heat, brown until cooked in a large skillet
Remove sausage to a paper towel lined plate
Rinse out skillet and add in olive oil, onions and garlic - saute until onions are soft approx 4-5 minutes
Remove to the same plate with the sausage
Add in lager to skillet and once beer starts to simmer, slowly add in the cheese and stir until melted
Add the sausage, onions, garlic and salsa into the cheese sauce and stir to combine
Serve immediately or place under the broiler of your oven for 3-4 minutes to get that burnt cheese we all love so much (watch carefully.. it will burn beyond repair if you walk away from it!!)
Garnish with tomato pieces and cilantro and a squirt of lime juice
Follow the same preparation instructions except when it comes to adding the beer, start adding your ingredients to the slow cooker instead. Cook on Low for 2 hours and then serve with tortilla chips