Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

12 people

This simple-to-prepare Mexican ‘fondue’ combines gooey cheese with spicy Mexican sausage for a craveable flavor combination that will be the life of your party.

Why Try? What’s better than chips and dips when you’re watching the slam dunks? And this dip is over-the-top yummy.

The chorizo makes this dish – it’s worth the effort to seek out a chorizo you like. For a different flavor profile, substitute hot Italian sausage for the chorizo. For a touch of smokiness and spice, add 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle to the cheese along with the tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausages, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped small
  • 10 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to broil.
  • 2 Brown chorizo over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up the chorizo into small pieces. Add onions and cook until translucent. Drain off excess fat and spread into the bottom of an oven-proof medium-sized casserole dish, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  • 3 Place cheese and canned tomatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high power, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds, until the cheese has melted and combined with the tomatoes. Spread cheese into the casserole over the chorizo.
  • 4 Adjust top oven rack so that it is 6 inches below the broiler element. Place dish on top rack and broil until cheese stars to turn golden brown, 5-10 minutes.
  • 5 Remove from oven and sprinkle with reserved meat. Serve hot.

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