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Queso Fundido with Homemade Chorizo

Queso Fundido with Homemade Chorizo

Queso Fundido with Homemade Chorizo

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This cheesy, melty, spicy goodness is perfect for game day, movie night, or a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Recipe Notes

Other add-ins to try include black beans, roasted red peppers, and diced jalapeños. If you're adding more filling, you might want to bump up the cheese by another 1/4 to 1/2 lb. You want it to be really cheesy!


For chorizo:

1/2 lb. ground pork

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

1 1/2 tsp. water

For queso:

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

1/2 onion, diced

1 (4 oz.) can mild roasted diced green chiles

1 lb. shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or other good melting cheese)

Optional garnish: chopped cilantro, chives, or scallions

Tortilla chips, for serving

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice

    Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice is a chorizo spice mix for easily making homemade chorizo, all you have to do is add to ground pork! This chorizo spi...

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  • Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika

    Our Smoked Sweet Paprika is made with sweet, Spanish red peppers dried over an oak fire to impart delicious, smoky flavor. This popular Spanish smo...

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For chorizo: Mix pork, Chimayo Chorizo Sausage Spice, vinegar, and water together then refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

For queso: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chorizo mixture and saute until cooked through and browned. Stir in onion and green chiles and cook 2 to 3 more min. Line the bottom of a small oven safe skillet or baking dish with a third of the chorizo-veggie mixture then add a third of the cheese and a dusting of Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika. Do this two more times to create three layers. Bake for 10 to 15 min., or until the cheese is completely melted, bubbling, and starting to brown. Remove from oven, garnish with desired toppings, and serve immediately with tortilla chips.