Even now, nearly 50 years after LBJ exited the White House for the good life in the Texas Hill Country, people still ask for Johnson family recipes. Homesick Texan blogger and author Lisa Fain updated Lady Bird Johnson's queso recipe for her new book, Queso!, and also does a riff on the family's famous Pedernales River Chili to top yet another version of queso. Fain is circumspect: The Johnsons "were good ambassadors for Texas food," she says. "Probably better than the Bushes."
Her queso roadtrip took her to Laredo where she pointed out that the locals make queso fundido with chorizo. Choriqueso, they call it, and "they put it on everything." Her version of the recipe calls for Monterey Jack cheese and homemade chorizo, served hot to scoop into tortillas. Place the rehydrated and chopped anchos in a blender with the vinegar and water. Blend until smooth, then add the onion, garlic, salt, cumin, paprika, oregano, cinnamon and cayenne.
Pour 1/2 inch of water into a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. An oval one works particularly well for this. To hold the baking pan above the water, place a 3-inch round biscuit cutter in the center of the slow cooker. Otherwise, roll up an 18-inch piece of aluminum foil, from one of its long sides, into a snake. Then bend the foil into a coil to fit in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place this aluminum foil rack in the bottom of the slow cooker. The water should be below the level of the rack.
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