Brazilian flair queso fundido piping hot out of the oven along with the perfect pairing that is the Brazilian cheese bread. Enjoy this warm, meaty, gooey queso with linguiça for any occasion. Enough said.
A couple of weeks ago we went to a Mexican restaurant that was delicious!! Poquitos has very interesting cocktails, nice decor and the food was delicious too. My favorite drink was a Pumpkin caipirinha that I want to make for the blog. My favorite food was chicharrones that was served with the best queso sauce I’ve ever had. I couldn’t stop eating it!! Believe it or not my least favorite was the taco, small and not very flavorful.
This queso sauce has been haunting me since then!! I don’t know why I thought queso sauce and queso fundido were the same thing. We don’t go to Mexican restaurants very often… don’t ask me why because we love Mexican food.
I made this queso fundido very “Brazilian” that means with lots of meat. I used this Portuguese Linguica Sausage that is the closest Brazilian sausage that I have found in any American grocery store. The Brazilian cheese bread recipe we have here or you can buy at some grocery stores. I’ve seen Brazilian cheese bread in many grocery stores including Whole foods. To give that perfect heat I added Malagueta pepper oil that is very flavorful.
Make sure to have everything ready so you can serve the Brazilian queso fundido right out of the oven. If there’s extra grease/oil probably from of malagueta oil just drain it a little bit.
- 4 cups of Monterey Jack cheese and Mozzarella together
- 1 package of linguiça/sausage
- ½ beer
- 2 tbs diced shallots (very small)
- 2 tbs diced garlic (very small)
- 2 teaspoon of Malagueta pepper oil (a taste)
- The sausage package comes with two sausage links.
- Slice half of it in thin rounds and set aside.
- The rest of the sausage dice very small, almost like ground sausage.
- In a large skillet add the malagueta pepper oil and add the shallots, garlic and the sausage.
- Let cook until the mix gets golden brown.
- Add the half beef and let cook until it reduces.
- Add the four cups of cheese and let it melt.
- If you think it's not spicy enough you can add more malagueta pepper oil to the cheese mix.
- Pop it in a 400 degree oven for about 4 to 5 minutes.
- You want to make sure the cheese is really hot and bubbly but not so much so that the cheese starts to harden.
- Serve with Brazilian cheese bread.
Have you read “Here’s why you’re addicted to cheese“? I don’t believe that you’re going to die of a morphine overdose from eating cheese. And 1 gram? That’s insane. I think was a typo mistake.
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda