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Make Your Weekend Extra Cheesy with This Recipe for Queso Fundido

Queso Fundido is an important culinary staple within the Mexican community. It’s often served in a hot iron or clay container, and once it comes out to your table bubbling or steaming, you enjoy it with warm corn or flour tortillas. Often made with Asadero, Mennonite, Manchego, or Chihuahua cheeses, this appetizer will curb your craving for everything savory, cheesy, and delicious. With this authentic recipe for Queso Fundido with Chorizo, you can enjoy a restaurant-worthy favorite right in the comfort of your apartment home. Take a look:

Ingredients:

• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 5 ounces of Mexican chorizo, with casings, removed
• 12 ounces of Monterey or Oaxaca cheese, grated
• 12 ounces tortilla chips
• 1 ½ cup of roasted salsa
• Your choice of corn or flour tortillas

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place a skillet over medium heat, and add the oil if using. Then, add the chorizo to cook, stirring frequently for about 6-7 minutes.

2. Once cooked, remove the excess fat from the skillet or place the cooked chorizo over a paper towel to absorb the fat.

3. Place the chorizo in an oven-proof dish, setting aside 2 tablespoons for garnish.

4. Next, add the grated cheese over the chorizo and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Do not overcook, or your dish will have a chewy texture.

5. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Serve warm with salsa and plenty of tortillas for dipping.

Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Whispering Winds Apartments in Pearland, Texas.

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