Yield: about 6 servings


  • 1 tbsp. olive or canola oil
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large jalapeño or 2 large serranos, seeded and diced
  • 3 tbsp. tequila
  • 8 oz. Mexican melting cheese (or part Monterey Jack or cheddar)
  • ½ cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
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    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the tomato, onion, and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to soften and brown, about 7 minutes.  Add the tequila and cook, stirring, until reduced to a glaze.

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    Sprinkle in the cheese.  Stir slowly and constantly until just melted.  Serve immediately in a warm dish.  Sprinkle with the cilantro.  Enjoy with tortilla chips.