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Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Queso Fundido (melted cheese) with chorizo is one of those very popular snacks when you go to a steakhouse restaurant in Mexico. But it's also often a staple at family barbecues where meats are prepared on the grill, where the cheese is placed in a small metal or clay pan. to be melted on top of the grill along with some tortillas.

Queso Fundido is usually made with Manchego, or Chihuahua cheese; and it is usually an appetizer while you finish grilling the meat.

Carne Asada Quesadilla. Original Recipe

This the most common recipe for a queso fundido, but you can also find and try them with roasted poblano pepper strips, with epazote or sliced mushrooms. Without further ado, let's take a look at the recipe.


(Serves 6)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place a skillet over medium heat, add the oil if you are using it. Most chorizos have enough fat and don't need the vegetable oil.

  3. Add the chorizo ​​and cook, stirring frequently to cook evenly and keep it from sticking to the bottom. It will take about 6-7 minutes to cook.

  4. Once cooked, place the chorizo on a paper towel to remove any excess fat.

  5. Arrange the chorizo ​​in an oven-safe dish, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish when ready to serve.

  6. Add the grated cheese over the chorizo ​​and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Don't overcook it or it will have a chewy texture.

  7. Remove it from the oven and place it on a heat-proof surface.

  8. Serve with warm tortillas.

We recommend serving it with guacamole and your favorite salsa. Enjoy!

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