This Queso Fundido with Chorizo is a silky and spicy cheese dip with jalapeños and beautifully melty cheese.
Queso Fundido With Chorizo
This mouthwatering Mexican dish combines the bold flavors of spicy chorizo and melted cheese into a bubbling, irresistible dip! It’s melty cheese at its finest.
What Is Queso Fundido?
Queso Fundido is translated to “melted cheese” in Spanish, and is known by other names like “queso choriqueso” or “cheese with chorizo”.
Chorizo is a spicy ground sausage. This recipe uses Mexican Chorizo, which is a fresh ground sausage that must be cooked before eating. Spanish Chorizo is similar in flavor but is cured and ready to eat as is, and is not used in this recipe.
Here’s what you’ll need in order to whip up this chorizo queso fundido dip. As always, you can find the full ingredient list in the printable recipe card below.
- Mexican Chorizo – fresh, casings removed, crumbled
- Olive Oil – as needed
- All Purpose Flour
- White Wine
- Pickled Jalapeno – and juice
- Milk – whole works best
- Monterey Jack Cheese – freshly shredded
- Whole Milk Mozzarella – freshly shredded
How To Make Queso Fundido With Sausage
It only takes a few minutes to prep the ingredients, and you are well on your way to enjoying this lovely queso Mexican dip with jalapeños on top!
In a skillet brown the chorizo, breaking it up with a spatula until it’s cooked and crumbled. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Add a teaspoon of olive oil to the skillet and toss in the onions. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds)
Sprinkle in the flour over the onions and garlic, stir, and cook until the flour starts to brown. (about 1 minute).
Pour in cooking wine and bring to a boil. Stir in the chopped jalapeños and pickling juice and cook for 2 minutes.
Gradually add the milk whisking and bring to a gentle boil until thickened (about 1 minute). It will be lumpy at first, keep stirring until it smooths out.
Stir in the cheeses and reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese fully melts, (about 3 minutes). Stir in the reserved chorizo.
Transfer to a serving dish, or into a mini crock pot, or fondue pot.
Serve with chips or soft flour tortillas. Enjoy!
Tips and Variations
- Do NOT use the pre-shredded cheese for this dip. They come with extra anti-caking additives that cause the dip to be grainy when the cheese is melted.
- For a no-alcohol version, skip the white wine and substitute with chicken broth.
- The dip can set up pretty quickly when left out at room temperature, so try keep it warm in a mini crock pot or a fondue pot to help it keep its silky texture.
More Quick and Easy Dip Recipes
Need a few more ideas for easy dip recipes with cheese? I have a few for you to try…
- Artichoke Dip Recipe
- Mexican Street Corn Dip
- Warm Spinach Feta Cheese Dip
- Bacon Cheese Dip Party Ring
I know you’ll love this cheesy Mexican chorizo dip as much as we do!
Queso Fundido with Chorizo
- 8 oz chorizo, casings removed, crumbled
- Olive oil, as needed
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic, minced (or equivelant Gourmet Garden Garlic)
- 5 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno, chopped, plus 1 tablespoon pickling juice
- 3/4 cup milk
- 8 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 8 oz whole-milk mozzarella, shredded
- Tortilla Chips or soft flour tortillas for dipping
- In a skillet brown the Chorizo, breaking it up with a spatula until it's cooked and crumbled. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
- Add a tsp of olive oil to the skillet and toss in the onions. Stir and cook for 5-6 minutes or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
- Sprinkle in the flour over the onions and garlic, stir and cook until flour starts to brown (about 1 minute).
- Pour in cooking wine and bring to a boil. Stir in the chopped jalapenos and pickling juice and cook 2 minutes.
- Gradually add the milk, whisking, and bring to a gentle boil until thickened (about 1 minute). Add the cheeses and reduce the heat to low.
- Cook, stirring frequently, until the cheese fully melts, (about 3 minutes). Stir in the reserved chorizo. Transfer to a serving dish, or into a mini crock pot, or fondue pot. Serve with chips or soft flour tortillas. Enjoy!
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