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Keto Tailgate Recipes: Queso Fundido
So with the launch of football season, I’m going to start a weekly Keto Tailgate Recipe edition. These recipes are going to be featured appetizers and meals that go great for game day. I’m going to try to make everything BBQ friendly so whether you’re at home or tailgating, you can have the perfect keto meal. Here is an amazing dip to kick things off.
If you are in search of a quintessential keto recipe, I think we may have the solution for you. Cody and I always joke about the goopy, cheesy recipes that us keto-ers live for, and this is definitely one of those recipes. It’s loaded with chorizo, chili peppers and cheese. It’s sinful, addicting, and what?! You can lose weight by eating this? Thank you keto, thank you. I really enjoyed eating this with crudities, especially sliced radish. For those of you who love pork rinds, I bet that would be an amazing combination. It honestly, even tastes good by itself. If you were to throw like 12 eggs into this you could make it into a breakfast casserole. So, many delicious keto options. Just one recipe, that’s so simple and easy to make.
Without further ado, I present to you: Keto Tail Gate Recipes: Queso Fundido
- 1/2 lb chorizo
- *Don’t like Chorizo? This will go well with any ground meat, see my note below.
- 4 oz cheddar cheese
- 4 oz mozarella cheese
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 hatch chili, or 2 jalapenos
- 1/2 large bell pepper
I personally didn’t add any salt because with the chorizo and cheese was salty enough. Just a heads up.
In a large cast iron skillet, fry the chorizo until almost cooked through.
While the chorizo is cooking, dice your peppers, then add to your chorizo.
Once Chorizo is cooked through, drain excess fat if needed, and transfer to a mixing bowl. I recommend you use a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl, just because I have had issues with the chorizo staining my plastic ones.
Add your cheeses and mix until ingredients have combined. Make sure to thoroughly mix in the cream cheese.
Put in a 350F oven and bake until the cheese is bubbly and the top is golden brown. If you are going to BBQ this, I reccomend prepping everything beforehand, and then finish. it off over indirect heat. You could also cook everything directly over the BBQ, but for simplicity sake I would prep as much as you can beforehand.
*If you aren’t a huge fan of chorizo, you can use any kind of ground meat really. Personally I would go with beef or pork, but to each their own. Chorizo has all the flavors you already need, but if you are using another kind of meat, I would jazz it up by adding some cayenne, cumin, pepper and chili powder. Don’t forget salt and pepper!
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I think the hardest part about being on a keto diet is not missing out on breads or sweets or even fruit because there are substitutes for those, or you can just have them in small quantities. But the one thing I miss the most is not being able to have beans! I love garbanzo beans, especially hummus, and I crave that so often on keto. Well, lucky for us Cody actually whipped out this incredible recipe for a very near perfect hummus dupe.
It’s really tasty, tastes very authentic, and goes very well with vegetables, especially sugar snap peas. You may not be familiar with all of these ingredients but I encourage you to use them all for very delicious results.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- It is very important that you get raw cashews for this.
- 1⁄4 cup tahini
- 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp Ras El Hanout seasoning
- You can use curry powder, but I prefer this by far
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp parsley finely chopped
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
To begin, soak cashews in water for 3-5 hours, or until they are soft.
Drain water and add cashews and lemon juice to a blender. I initially tried to blend this with a food processor, but the results were less than ideal; you have been warned.
Then add tahini, garlic, salt, and Ras El Hanout and continue to blend until a smooth puree is achieved. Adjust seasonings to your desired taste, you may like it to be more acidic or salty, for instance.
Serve in your favorite bowl, garnish with parsley and olive oil, and red pepper if you like it spicy like I do. That’s it. Super easy.
Ras El Hanout
*Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan spice blend. It’s absolutely delicious mixed into hummus whether traditional or this recipe. It’s also fantastic on grilled meat. I often use it to add great flavor to chicken, and if I am in the mood to splurge, on lamb. Most grocery stores that have a decent spice selection will have a pre-mixed blend, and if you are lucky enough to have a middle eastern market near you, they usually have it far cheaper. But if those aren’t an option, you can make it yourself. The great thing is, just like curry powder, there is no definitive “recipe” for it, so you can take a template like the one I am posting and add or remove spices you like or don’t like to create a unique spice blend that fits your palate.
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
It’s really as simple as getting the spices, and adding them together, if you want to make it even better, get the cumin, coriander, allspice, and cloves whole, and toast them in a dry pan, then grind them along with the other spices, but that is optional.