Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Queso Fundido is a Mexican style of melted cheese, which typically has chorizo, mushrooms, or poblano peppers. You can find Queso Fundido in almost every Mexican taquería.

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00:25 6 Servings

Lunch Renovando Las Tradiciones Chorizo Oaxaca Cheese

Queso Fundido is a Mexican style of melted cheese, which typically has chorizo, mushrooms, or poblano peppers. You can find Queso Fundido in almost every Mexican taquería. It’s served with chips, corn, or flour tortillas so that everyone can make their own delicious tacos or quesadillas at the table. It’s a great no-fuss appetizer that can also be served as a main course.

The traditional cheese used to prepare Queso Fundido is Oaxaca Cheese because it has the ideal texture, and its flavor balances perfectly with the ingredients. This dish is so common in Mexico that many know it as “choriqueso” or “champiqueso” when it has mushrooms instead of chorizo.

This recipe calls for chorizo, but you can swap it for sliced sauteed mushrooms for a tasty vegetarian option. You can use the traditional Tropical Mexican Chorizo or the Tropical Spicy Chorizo/ Chorizo Picante.

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Remove casings from chorizos and crumble the chorizo. In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, cook crumbled chorizo until well browned, stirring frequently. Drain excess grease or place cooked chorizo on a paper towel.  
  3. Place the chorizo in a small clay pot or cast-iron skillet (or any small baking dish), reserving a couple of tablespoons for garnish before serving. Top the chorizo with the cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and starting to brown.  
  4. Remove from oven and garnish with the reserved chorizo and cilantro if desired.  
  5. Serve hot with tortillas, lime wedges, and your salsa of choice.