Finally a dish that has 'fun' in it's name and how apt!
Roughly the name translates from Spanish to 'melted cheese' and is one of those dishes that can be just that or so much more. The traditional variations to this dish is as diverse as the families that make. Using everything from just peppers, to a mix of chorizo & peppers, this is a dish that can be as simple or as complicated as you make it.
Since I have a potluck to go to, I'm making two dishes of this because it is just the dish when it comes to feeding a crowd.
Traditionally Oaxaca cheese is used for Queso fundido but I have taken the classic and reworked it.
Here's why - as much as I like the stringy cheese that Oaxaca which by the way is very very similar to mozzarella, I don't care for the lumpy texture of the fundido that results with just it.
So I'm adding a good melting cheese from Salvador but Manchego or any of your favorite melting cheese will be good too. Also, a good measure of sour cream goes a long way for a nice, smooth and much-more-apt-for-scooping-kind of texture.
Don't for one minute mistake this to end up like your 'jar of cheese sauce processed business' type of dip. It won't and thank goodness for that!
This here is a chunky, meant to be scooped-up kind of dip.
It all begins with sauteed onions, roasted poblanos, chopped jalapenos, chopped tomatoes, cumin and chipotle, then heaped with crispy chorizo sausage and shrimp and finally our cheeses which brings it all together.
So I hope you fix this for your next family gathering or football party and sports won't be the only thing the crowd will be howling about!
PS: It disappeared quick at the pot luck as well as at home and I had many people emailing me for the recipe including professional chefs!