Bacon Sausage Queso Fundido
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BACON SAUSAGE QUESO FUNDIDO
The origins of queso fundido are not entirely clear, but it is believed to have originated in Northern Mexico, particularly in the states of Chihuahua and Sonora. Queso fundido is a traditional Mexican dish that has been enjoyed for many years, and its popularity has spread beyond Mexico to other parts of the world. While there is no specific individual credited with inventing queso fundido, it is believed to be a dish that has evolved over time with influences from various cultures and traditions.
- 2 links Big Fork Bacon Sausage (any flavor), sliced lengthwise twice, then chopped thin
- 1 small yellow onion, diced
- 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
- 8 oz. portabella mushrooms, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 lb. mozzarella or Chihuahua cheese, grated
- 1 poblano chili, roasted, diced
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ bunch of cilantro, chopped
- 4 sprigs of green onions, sliced
- Preheat the oven for 400F.
In a medium-sized cast iron skillet, heat the sausage over medium-high heat until the pieces begin to brown.
Add the onions, peppers, and mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute, then remove from the heat.
Spread the vegetable/sausage mixture over the bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle the cheese over the vegetables. Sprinkle the diced poblano and tomatoes over the cheese. Lightly salt and pepper over the top of the entire dish.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro and green onions. Serve with crusty bread or tortilla chips.
There are many different garnishes that can be used to add flavor and texture to queso fundido. Here are some ideas:
- Cilantro: Fresh cilantro leaves can be sprinkled on top of the queso fundido to add a fresh, herbaceous flavor.
- Pico de Gallo: A spoonful of fresh pico de gallo, made with diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and cilantro, can add a burst of fresh flavors to the rich and creamy queso fundido.
- Guacamole: A dollop of guacamole can add a cool and creamy contrast to the hot and melted cheese.
- Sliced jalapeños: If you like some heat, sliced jalapeño peppers can add a spicy kick to the queso fundido.
- Chopped Chorizo: Additional chopped chorizo sausage can be sprinkled on top of the queso fundido to add a meaty flavor and texture.
- Sour cream: A dollop of sour cream can add a tangy and creamy finish to the queso fundido.
- Sliced avocado: Sliced avocado can add a buttery and smooth flavor to the cheesy dip.
Choose the garnishes that you like best and serve with warm tortillas or tortilla chips for a delicious and satisfying appetizer or snack.