Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido is a dish of gooey, chorizo goodness that can be served as a simple snack or transformed into a meal.  It’s perfect as a game time treat or for family movie night when served with chips as a dip.    Serve it with salsa martajada, sliced peppers, and warm tortillas for and easy taco night dinner. Honestly, I’ve been known to eat this for breakfast, too.  It can be prepared with your favorite Mexican chorizo, or with my homemade recipe.  I prefer making this with Chihuahua cheese, but you can easily substitute mozzarella, Monterey jack, or Oaxaca cheese. 

Queso Fundido

Servings: 8

6 oz. Mexican chorizo

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

12 oz. Chihuahua cheese, grated

(Oaxaca or Mozzarella, Monterrey jack cheese may be substituted)

Special equipment: 1 ½ quart baking dish

1. Preheat oven to 375°F

2. In a small skillet on medium heat, sauté chorizo in oil.  Crumble and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.  Set aside.

3. Layer half of the cheese in the baking dish and top with half of the chorizo.  Repeat layers with remaining cheese and chorizo.

4. Bake until cheese is gooey and melted, 20-25 minutes.   Serve with warm flour tortillas for easy tacos or serve with corn tortilla chips as a dip.  Simply soften cooled queso fundido by placing back in the oven until melted. 

 

Do Ahead: Chorizo can be cooked, cooled and layered with cheese in baking dish up to 1 day ahead.  Store in refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.  

To reheat cooled queso fundido placing back in the oven until melted again.