Queso Fundido With Zucchini And Squash

Queso Fundido (CC)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, ends trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, ends trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup beer (preferably a lager)
  • Cilantro, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips or soft tortillas, for serving


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  1. In an ovenproof pan, set over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the yellow onion, squash and zucchini. Sprinkle the zucchini with a few pinches of salt. This will help with the squash releasing some of its water.
  2. Cook the squash and onion mixture, stirring regularly, for about 20 minutes, until it’s caramelized and light brown in color.
  3. Add beer; simmer, stirring occasionally. Mix in the hot sauce and give it a taste. Adjust the salt according to taste, keeping in mind how salty the cheese you’ll be using is.
  4. Spread the squash and onion mixture out into an even layer. Top with the cheese and transfer to under the broiler for about 5 minutes, watching it regularly, until the cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle the top with a bit of cilantro and serve with chips or soft tortillas.

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