Queso Fundido with Chorizo
A skillet of melted Mexican cheeses seasoned with peppers, onions, and spicy Mexican chorizo sausage and served with hot tortillas or chips.
The perfect Mexican appetizer!
If you really want to wow your people, serve them a big dish of queso fundido. It is a famous Mexican appetizer for good reason. How do you go wrong with ooey gooey melted cheese baked up in a skillet? You don't. It's perfection.
Since I grew up with five brothers who are all very passionate about food, we love to go out to eat together. Mexican is usually at the top of our list and you better believe that if queso fundido is on the menu, we are ordering it. It is the most flavor-packed appetizer!
So I wanted to figure out how to make it at home. It's all about the combination of Mexican cheeses melted together with spicy chorizo, onion, and peppers. The key is to melt the cheese without it turning rubbery. I found that by baking it in a hot oven in a roasting pan of simmering water, it cooks it low and slow and gets a perfect melt.
What is Chorizo? Mexican Chorizo is generously seasoned ground pork that is full of Mexican spices and flavor. It can be found in the meat department of your local grocery store.
Choosing the right cheese is highly important as you want to find cheeses that melt well. I prefer to use a combination of Monterey or Pepper Jack (the latter gives more spice) and queso asadero (also known as queso quesadilla). You can also use oaxaca cheese.
The key is to serve this nice and hot so the cheese stays melted. Serve with fresh corn or flour tortillas or tortilla chips. For a bit of freshness, top with fresh cilantro and finely diced tomatoes.
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Followed your directions to a T but did not include jalapeño. It was delish! Heated it for 18 minutes in the water bath and we ate it with flour tortillas. It was gone so quickly it didn’t really have time to cool down! Will be making it again.
I made this last nite with the suggested ingredients, following every step. One minute after we took the pan out of the oven, it was just hot solidified cheese. It tasted good, but it was not a "dip" in any sense. we had to break off pieces of stretchy cheese and lay it on chips.
425 is way too high. More like 350
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Melissa, this was a delicious recipe!! Thank you for "being at" our Super Bowl afternoon. 🙂