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For variety, add chopped spinach, black olives, or chopped mushrooms to this basic hot cheese dish. For a mild queso, replace the jalapeño with chopped bell pepper.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 oz. Mexica Cotija
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water or tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • Chop the Monterey Jack into small pieces. Crumble the Mexica Cotija.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the cheeses in 4 batches, stirring each addition in a figure-eight motion until completely melted. Dissolve cornstarch in water or tequila. Stir into cheese mixture.
  • Add onion, green onions, cilantro, and pepper to the mixture. Stir in cumin. Heat cheese mixture until bubbly.
  • Pour into 1 or more fondue pots and place over heating source. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

Recipe Information

Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 oz. Mexica Cotija
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water or tequila
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • Tortilla chips

Directions

  • Chop the Monterey Jack into small pieces. Crumble the Mexica Cotija.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Add the cheeses in 4 batches, stirring each addition in a figure-eight motion until completely melted. Dissolve cornstarch in water or tequila. Stir into cheese mixture.
  • Add onion, green onions, cilantro, and pepper to the mixture. Stir in cumin. Heat cheese mixture until bubbly.
  • Pour into 1 or more fondue pots and place over heating source. Serve with tortilla chips for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories320
Total Fat28g
Saturated Fat17g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium500mg
Total Carbohydrate3g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars1g
Protein14g