Pizza Fundido Dip | Jeff Mauro | Recipe

Pizza Fundido Dip |  Jeff Mauro |  Recipe

For our “Bestaurants” show, Rach and her guests, Chefs Jeff Mauro and Curtis Stone, each riff on a recipe from one of their favorite (or “best”) restaurants. Jeff chose the Chihuahua fundido with chorizo ​​and mushrooms from Maria’s Mexican Restaurant in Chicago, where they serve the melted cheese mixture in a large fried tortilla shell alongside warm flour tortillas. In Jeff’s version, he goes the Italian-American route and makes what he calls a pizza fundido, with provolone, giardiniera, sun-dried tomato pesto, sausage, and pepperoni. He also makes homemade flour tortilla chips for dipping and covers them with barbecue chip dust, but feel free to use your favorite store-bought tortilla chips.

Note that Jeff’s online butcher shop, Mauro Provisions, sells barbecue dust, as well as oil-filled giardiniera.

Here are the other restaurant-inspired recipes from this show: Rach’s Veal Francese and Curtis’ Banana-Hazelnut Croissant Bread Pudding.