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Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausages, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped small
  • 10 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes

Serves:

12

This simple-to-prepare Mexican ‘fondue’ combines gooey cheese with spicy Mexican sausage for a craveable flavor combination that will be the life of your party.

Why Try? What’s better than chips and dips when you’re watching the slam dunks? And this dip is over-the-top yummy.

Foodie Byte: The chorizo makes this dish – it’s worth the effort to seek out a chorizo you like. For a different flavor profile, substitute hot Italian sausage for the chorizo. For a touch of smokiness and spice, add 1 teaspoon of minced chipotle to the cheese along with the tomatoes.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Brown chorizo over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up the chorizo into small pieces. Add onions and cook until translucent. Drain off excess fat and spread into the bottom of an oven-proof medium-sized casserole dish, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  3. Place cheese and canned tomatoes in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high power, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds, until the cheese has melted and combined with the tomatoes. Spread cheese into the casserole over the chorizo.
  4. Adjust top oven rack so that it is 6 inches below the broiler element. Place dish on top rack and broil until cheese stars to turn golden brown, 5-10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with reserved meat. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories 178, Carbohydrates 0.87g, Cholesterol 38mg, Fat 14g, Fat Calories 130, Fiber 0.07g, Protein 10g, Saturated Fat 7g, Sodium 367mg. Daily Values: Calcium 178.77mg 18%, Phos 134.21mg 13%, Copper 0.02mg 1%, Zinc 1.36mg 9%, Panto 0.27mg 3%, Biotin 1.04mcg 347%, Iodine 10.93mcg 7%, Magnesium 10.11mg 3%, Iron 0.48mg 3%, Vitamin B6 6%, Vitamin C 1%, Vitamin B12 10%, Vitamin D 4%, Vit E-a-Toco 0%, Vitamin A 4%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.