Oh no, you didn’t!
You forgot you had to bring an appetizer to the Cinco de Mayo fiesta, didn’t you? Not to worry, how about this Easy Cheesy Chorizo dip (also known as Queso Fundido).
The best part? It’s only got 3 ingredients, but you can dress it up as much (or as little) as you want by adding chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, onions or cilantro.
This tastes better if you make it at the party, so text the host to make sure it’ll be okay to use their oven and microwave (really quick!).
Now get going… you’ve gotta go buy what you need. Mama can’t do everything for you!
Super Quick Cheesy Chorizo Dip (aka Queso Fundido)
prep: 10 minutes
cook: 10 minutes
serves: 16 (¼ cup portions)
16 corn or flour tortillas (6 inch)
4 cups shredded Chihuahua cheese or Monterrey Jack cheese
1 link (6 oz.) pork or beef chorizo (Mexican style sausage, uncooked)
let’s get to it…
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven.
Place an ovenproof 9-inch pie plate inside the oven to heat for 5-minutes. Remove hot pie plate from oven and add shredded cheese. Return pie-plate to the oven so cheese can melt, 6 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, remove plastic casing from the chorizo (if there is any). Place chorizo in a microwavable dish. Using a spoon, cut chorizo into 1-inch pieces. Cover and microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain excess grease.
Remove melted cheese and tortillas from oven. Sprinkle chorizo on top of cheese and serve with tortillas.
cooking know how…
• I used this cool Lekue microwave steamer to cook the chorizo. It comes with a tray at the bottom that separates the grease from the food, so, if there is a healthy way to cook chorizo, this is it.
• I also used this beautiful Tortilla Warmer from Camerons Products. It heats up in the microwave for 45 seconds and keeps your tortillas hot and soft for more than an hour after they come out of the oven. It even holds the big 12-inch tortillas.