Queso Fundido With Chorizo

"After trying a fabulous dish of melted cheese and chorizo at La Fogata in San Antonio Tx, I searched until I found a similar recipe. This one is very close and excellent. From the cookbook, New Texas Cuisine by Stephan Pyles."
photo by Vicki in CT photo by Vicki in CT
photo by Vicki in CT
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place an 8 inch casserole in oven while preparing the fundido.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat until slightly smoking. Add onion, garlic and pepper and cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  • Add chorizo and break up while coooking for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole from oven. Spread the cheeses over hot bottom of dish. Return the dish to oven and bake until cheese is just melted, about five minutes.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle chorizo mixture over top. Return to oven and heat for about three minutes.
  • Serve with warmed tortillas.

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  1. Delicious on tortillas! Nice ooziness (created my own word, I think). Nice consistancy. Doesn't make a whole lot, so I would probably double the recipe next time and add more heat. I would also add 1/4 t salt or salt to taste and another jalapeno (at least). Of course, being from Texas, we like it hotter than most--this is probably just the right heat for most. Thanks for the recipe! Made for ZWT5.
  2. Made this queso as a New Years Eve appetizer last night. Everyone loved it. I accidentally forgot to put in the onion, and it was still really good. I can't wait to make it again so I can include the onions, which I love. I served it with tortilla chips for dipping versus flour tortillas. Thanks for posting.
  3. This tastes wonderful. It is a very small amount so would need to double for a small gathering or triple/quadruple for a party. And probably needs to be kept warm in a crock pot, because the cheese starts solidifying very quickly after being taken out of the oven. I'm thinking I may use less mozzarella and more monterey jack to cut down a bit on the stringiness and solidifying.
  4. I have been looking for a Queso Fundido recipe for Years!! This sounds just like the one my husband and I enjoyed at a Mexican Restaurant we use to enjoy way back (1987) This is the restaurant he proposed to me in!! Cant wait to try it!!! Glad I surfed the net!!! on a day off just relaxing!!!
  5. This was excellent. It maybe needed a pinch of salt, but otherwise fantastic. I thought the leftovers were even better than the first round.


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