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White Cheddar Sage Queso Fundido

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


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  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 hot chili (I used birds eye, but jalapeño would be great too), minced
  • 3 Tbsp fresh sage, minced and divided
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • salt & pepper
  • 12 oz. fresh spicy chorizo, casing removed
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup beer (preferably something light, like a pilsner or lager)
  • 12 oz. white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • tortilla chips


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the diced tomatoes, minced chili, 2 Tbsp minced sage, and lime juice. Add a sprinkle of salt, mix, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo for 3-4 minutes, until browning and some fat is rendering. Use a spatula to break it into small pieces as you cook.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, and remaining 1 Tbsp sage, and cook for 2 minutes before adding the beer.
  4. Stir occasionally and simmer until the beer has mostly reduced and there is very little liquid in the pan.
  5. Mixing constantly, add the cheese in very small handfuls until fully smooth.
  6. Season lightly with salt and pepper, spoon the tomato mixture over top (and cilantro, if using), and serve with tortilla chips.