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Queso topped with chorizo and fresh herbs in a skillet.
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Queso Fundido with Chorizo

This ooey, gooey melted cheese with chorizo, tomatoes, cilantro, scallions, jalapeños, and a little tequila is the perfect party appetizer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Latin
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Vanessa


  • 10 oz pork chorizo
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • half of a small tomato, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • tortilla chips, for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Heat a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chorizo and chopped jalapeño.
  • Cook, stirring, until the chorizo has browned, about 5 minutes. Add tequila to deglaze the skillet and let it reduce. Turn off the heat. Remove half of the chorizo and reserve.
  • In a medium bowl, mix both kinds of cheese. Add cheese to the skillet right over the leftover chorizo.
  • Add the reserved chorizo on top and place skillet in the oven. Bake until the cheese has melted, and the edges begin to brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with a side of tortilla chips. 


Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 978IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 564mg | Iron: 1mg