Queso Fundido

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Queso fundido

Grilled queso fundido is an indulgent, crowd-pleasing appetizer for any gathering. Warming it on the grill makes it tailgate-ready and sets it apart from the store-bought, stovetop counterpart. This recipe comes from Jonathan Fox of Fox Bros. BBQ in Atlanta.

“Even on game day, we can’t get away from cooking; our good friends demand it! So to make it easy on us, this is a quick way to satisfy a good amount of folks, and it involves melty cheese! You take the cheese and add it to a corn or flour tortilla, some salsa and you get a filling snack that fits in one hand so you can hold that drink in another hand. That is what it is all about! That is a great tailgate dish to me.”

-Jonathan Fox

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Serves 12

  • 24 ounces Oaxaca cheese, diced
  • 16 ounces Chihuahua cheese, grated
  • 1 large bunch green onions
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 package good quality flour tortillas, heated
  • Salsa, to taste
  1. Preheat grill to glowing hot. Brush the green onions with olive oil, giving them a light, even coating. Place on the grill to char, turning as needed.
  2. Once the green onions have a nice char, remove them and place them on a sheet of foil, squeeze the lime juice over the onions, then season with salt. Wrap in foil for 5-10 minutes, until the onions are tender and cool, and dice them.
  3. Spray a cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Add the cheeses and green onions and mix together until combined.
  4. Place the skillet with the cheese mixture on the grill and cover with a lid for 5 minutes. Check periodically during this time depending on the heat of your grill. When the cheese is melted and bubbly, remove from heat.
  5. Spoon cheese onto hot tortillas, add your favorite salsa and enjoy!

Additions: Add cooked chorizo before melting. Or make it boozy by pouring on a shot of tequila once the cheese is melted and off the grill. Light it on fire to make Queso Flameado!

  • Created by Jonathan Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

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