Bayless’ Queso Fundido al Tequila

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Created by Chef Rick Bayless


  • 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 Pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3 cups)
  • 1 Small onion, diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 3 Tbsp. tequila
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 Medium tomatoes, cored, seeded and diced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Warm corn tortillas or corn chips, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the diced tomatoes, minced jalapeños, diced onion and a large pinch of salt and cook over moderately high heat, stirring often, until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in the tequila and cook, stirring frequently, until the skillet looks nearly dry, about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the cheese and cook, stirring constantly, until fully melted, about 30 seconds. Quickly transfer the queso fundido to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately, with tortillas or chips.