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Queso Fundido with Sausage & Caramelized Onions

Category

Appetizers

Servings

12

If you haven’t had the pleasure of having Queso Fundido, a Mexican melted cheese sauce traditionally seasoned with chorizo and spices, you’ll want to make our recipe! Made with caramelized onions, kielbasa sausage, lager beer, sauerkraut and a combination of Cabot Monterey Jack and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheeses, it’s packed with deliciousness. While Queso Fundido dip is usually served hot with tortillas or tortilla chips, we recommend trying it with Pretzel Crisps. Try it out and then share the recipe with friends and family on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


Ready to learn how to make Queso Fundido? Begin by heating a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a heavy bottomed skillet and add the onions. Cook the onions for about 10 minutes, letting them sit and caramelize on the bottom. Then add the sea salt and stir. Let sit another 5 minutes, stir, wait another 5 minutes and stir again. Repeat this process until all the onions are a golden brown.


Next, pour the beer in the skillet and deglaze the bottom, scraping any browned bits off. Once the liquid is dissolved, remove the onions to a bowl and set aside.


Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and turn heat to medium high. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is browned and slightly crispy. Remove from heat.


Preheat oven to 400°F.


Combine the shredded Cabot Monterey Jack cheese and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar. Spread half of the cheese in an even layer on the bottom of a clean 10” cast iron skillet. Top with ¾ of the caramelized onions, ¾ of the sausage and then the remaining cheese. Spread the sauerkraut over the top, followed by the remaining onions and sausage.


Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese in the center is melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the spicy deli mustard. Serve hot with Pretzel Crisps and enjoy!


Looking for another incredibly flavorful dip with a kick? Try our Buffalo Chicken Dip next! Did you know Cabot is a co-operative of New England and New York farm families who continuously strive to produce the best dairy products around? If you love this Queso Fundido recipe as much as we do, we’d really appreciate it if you could rate and review it when you have the chance!

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, sliced into half moons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons lager beer
  • 1 ½ cups diced Dakin Farm Kielbasa Sausage

  • 8 ounces Cabot Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)

  • 8 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 2 cups)

  • ½ cup drained sauerkraut
  • Drizzle of bold and spicy deli mustard
  • Pretzel Crisps for serving
  • Cooking for fewer people? To reduce this recipe to 6 appetizer servings cut the ingredients in half (as below) and use a smaller cast iron skillet for baking. The other directions remain the same.

  • 1 medium onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lager beer
  • ¾ cup diced Dakin Farm Kielbasa Sausage
  • 4 ounces Cabot Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

  • 4 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 1 cup)

  • ¼ cup drained sauerkraut
  • Drizzle of bold and spicy deli mustard
  • Pretzel Crisps for serving
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Directions

  1. HEAT tablespoon of oil over medium heat in a heavy bottomed skillet and add the onions. Cook the onions for about 10 minutes letting the onions sit and caramelize on the bottom. Add the sea salt and stir. Let sit another 5 minutes, stir, wait 5 minutes, stir. Repeat this process until the all of the onions are a golden brown.
  2. POUR the beer in the skillet and deglaze the bottom, scraping any browned bits off. Once the liquid is dissolved, remove the onions to a bowl and set aside.
  3. ADD remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and turn heat to medium high. Add sausage and cook, stirring occasionally until the sausage is browned and slightly crispy. Remove from heat.
  4. PREHEAT oven to 400°F.
  5. COMBINE the shredded Monterey Jack cheese and Seriously Sharp Cheddar.
  6. SPREAD half of the cheese in an even layer on the bottom of a clean 10” cast iron skillet . Top with ¾ of the caramelized onions, ¾ of the sausage and then the remaining cheese. Spread the sauerkraut over the top, followed by the remaining onions and sausage. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cheese in the center is melted.
  7. REMOVE from oven and drizzle with the deli mustard. Serve hot with the Pretzel Crisps and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Serving Size
1/12 serving
per serving
Calories
130
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Fat
10 grams
15%
Saturated Fat
4.5 grams
23%
Cholesterol
25 milligrams
8%
Sodium
230 milligrams
10%
Carbs
3 grams
1%
Fiber
0 grams
0%
Protein
6 grams
Calcium
157 milligrams
15%