This Queso Fundido is the perfect accompaniment to #SundaySupper’s Cinco de Mayo celebration! Mexican chorizo, onion, and garlic are paired with melty Oaxaca cheese for a delicious and easy appetizer.
#SundaySupper is kicking the week off with a celebration of easy recipes for Cinco de Mayo! Shelby of Grumpy’s Honeybunch is hosting this week and I am sharing a recipe for Queso Fundido, Melted Cheese with Chorizo.
Queso Fundido is an incredibly easy and flavorful dish made by melting cheese over spicy chorizo. I cooked fresh Mexican chorizo with onion and garlic before topping with Oaxaca cheese and baking until melted and bubbly. For serving, add additional chorizo and cilantro to create a cheesy, spicy accompaniment for flour tortillas or tortilla chips and salsa. It may also be served with mini corn tortillas. Looking for a meat-free version? I also have a recipe for Garlic Mushroom Queso Fundido.
I prepared the Queso Fundido in an 8 inch cast iron skillet. This way, I was able to transfer it directly from the stove to the oven. You can also divide the cooked chorizo mixture among individual oven-safe shallow bowls to melt the cheese.
Mexican chorizo is a fresh sausage made from ground meat (pork) seasoned with red chile powder and other spices. It is different from the Spanish and Portuguese chorizo that is cured or smoked and seasoned with paprika. I was able to find Mexican chorizo at the grocery store, but you can also make your own at home. There are also a few recipes floating around, including this one at Honest Cooking.
I topped the chorizo with shredded Oaxaca cheese. Queso Oaxaca is a white cheese originally from Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico. It has a mild flavor and stringy texture. You can also use Monterey cheese or a combination of the two.
This is best served immediately- before the cheese cools and loses its melty, stringy consistency.
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Queso Fundido (Melted Cheese with Chorizo) Recipe
Adapted from Mexico in My Kitchen
Queso Fundido (Melted Cheese with Chorizo)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 6 ounces fresh Mexican chorizo
- 12 ounces Oaxaca or Monterey cheese
- 1 1/2 cups salsa
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
- Flour tortillas or tortilla chips for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In an 8 inch oven-safe skillet, drizzle the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook until just fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
If in sausage form, remove the chorizo from the casing and crumble into the pan. Cook, stirring often and breaking apart the pieces, until heated through, about 7 minutes.
Drain excess fat from the skillet and remove a couple of tablespoons of the chorizo to a plate to save for garnish. Spread the chorizo left in the pan in a thin layer and evenly top with the shredded cheese. Transfer the pan to the preheated oven. Bake just until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble, 10-12 minutes.
Sprinkle with cilantro and reserved chorizo. Serve hot with the salsa and tortillas/tortilla chips.