This wonderful appetizer or snack is just so good… a quick little thing to make.. great for while watching the game or before a meal…
So just what is Queso Fundido with Chorizo? Queso Fundido means melted cheese… and that’s just what it is… melted cheese… and in this case with chorizo…
I found chorizo in the section of the grocery store with the kielbasa. It was in link form, so I cut the link in half and squeezed out the chorizo… the links are about the size of hot dogs… I used two.
Be careful when handling jalapeno peppers. Wearing gloves is best… although I admit I don’t. Don’t touch your face with your hands and make sure you wash your hands after handling them. The seeds is where the heat is, so don’t add them in the food.
As the cheese cools it will get chewy… put a spoon with it to get it out of the dish easier… it’s just delicious on warm tortillas.
Serve it with tortilla chips or warm tortillas… yummmm!
Recipe: Queso Fundido with Chorizo
All you need:
½ onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 links of chorizo, out of the casing
1 cup finely shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Chips and/or tortillas
All you need to do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large skillet, squeeze the chorizo out of its casing and cook over medium high heat. Break the meat up into smaller bits with a spatula as it cooks.
After the chorizo begins to render some of its fat, add the onions, garlic and pepper. Stir to mix well with the cooking chorizo.
Cook about 10-15 minutes until the chorizo is fully cooked. If the mixture is very greasy, drain on paper towels. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix the two cheeses with your hands until well mixed.
Sprinkle ½ the cheese in the bottom of an 8 inch baking dish.
Bake until the cheese has melted (about 5-7 minutes).
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chorizo mixture.
Then sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese mixture on top and return the dish to the oven until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.
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