Queso Fundido is a Mexican dip with creamy melted cheese, chorizo, spices and your choice of toppings served with tortilla chips or tortillas. It is absolutely delicious and so flavor packed. I love to serve it at my fiestas with Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Mexican Street Corn Salad and Barbacoa Tacos.
This beautiful hot mess is one of our favorite dips. It really is a cinch to make and can be prepped in advance of your celebration. You will find it difficult to stop eating this incredibly delicious treat. I like to top this dish with sun ripened tomatoes, minced jalapenos and fresh chopped cilantro. However you could also substitute or add thin sliced green onions and chopped avocado.
How to make Queso Fundido
Start by cooking the chorizo over medium heat. Next drain as much of the fat off of it as possible. Then plate it for a few minutes. Now add a little oil to the same skillet and cook the onion over medium heat for a few minutes adding the garlic the last minute of cooking. Stir the garlic constantly so it does not burn.
Next sprinkle about half of the cheese in the bottom of a casserole dish or use the same skillet you cooked the chorizo and onion in if it is oven safe. Now add the chorizo and onions on top of the cheese reserving a couple of tablespoons of the chorizo for the top. Next top with the remaining cheese and add the reserved cooked chorizo to the center.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Be careful not to overcook as the cheese will harden on the top if cooked too long. Finally top with diced tomatoes, minced jalapenos and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately with tortilla chips or warm tortillas.
Helpful tips for making Queso Fundido
- Mexican chorizo is a spicy ground uncooked sausage that is available in pork or beef. I usually find it in the cooler with the other ground sausages or in the cooler with the Mexican cheeses and tortillas.
- Feel free to top the dip with whatever you like best. You could use diced tomatoes, minced jalapenos, chopped cilantro, diced avocado, green onions, black olives or serrano peppers.
- Oaxaca, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, queso asadero (also known as queso quesadilla) are all great melting cheeses for this recipe.
- Cook the recipe just until the cheese is melted. Over cooking it can leave it hard on the top making it difficult to eat with chips or spoon on to tortillas.
This Mexican dish is layered with melted cheese, chorizo, sauteed onions and topped with diced tomatoes, minced jalapeno and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve hot with tortillas or tortilla chips.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: appetizers
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: Mexican
- 9 ounces beef or pork Mexican chorizo
- 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 10 ounces Oaxaca Cheese grated (Mexican melting cheese)
- 6 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese grated
- 3/4 cup diced tomato
- 1 small jalapeno minced
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cook the chorizo over medium heat; drain the fat off. Plate the cooked chorizo. Add oil to the same skillet and cook the onion over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute; stirring constantly. Plate the onions and garlic.
- Sprinkle half of the cheese in the bottom of a casserole dish or use the same skillet you cooked the chorizo and onion in if it is oven safe. Add the chorizo on top of the cheese reserving 2 tablespoons for the top. Top with the remaining cheese. Add the reserved cooked chorizo.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Over baking it can leave it hard on the top making it difficult to eat with chips or spoon on to tortillas.
- Garnish with tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro. Serve with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.
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