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Queso Fundido with Chorizo

Servings: 2 - 4 as an appetizer (Feel free to double it!)


Olive oil

  • 5 ounces pork chorizo casing removed
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion about 1/4 onion
  • 2 serrano peppers minced (if you're adverse to spice, scale it down to 1 pepper)
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack shredded
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk


  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro roughly chopped


  • In a small pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-heat. Add the chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour the chorizo through a strainer, reserving the chorizo oil. Set both aside.
  • In a separate small pan, add the 1 teaspoon of olive oil and minced onion; cook for 2-3 minutes, until onions are barely translucent. Add the serrano pepper and garlic clove and cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Pour in the milk and cheese, continuously stirring until cheese is melty, about 2 minutes. Transfer the cheese mixture to a serving bowl and top with the crumbled chorizo, few teaspoons of chorizo oil (if you like), avocado and cilantro.
  • Serve and eat immediately with tortilla chips.