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Jalapeño and Chorizo Cheese Dip

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 17 min
  • Servings 4
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by: Erica Dinho
Updated Jul 21, 2017
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 lb fresh Mexican chorizo
  • 1/2 whole jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 whole jalapeño, sliced for garnishing


  • 1
    Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the diced onion. Sauté for five to six minutes.
  • 2
    Next, remove the skin from the chorizo before placing in the skillet. Continue cooking the mixture while using a fork to ‘break-up’ the pieces of chorizo. Then mix-in the chopped jalapeño.
  • 3
    After two minutes have passed, stir in the cheese. Cook for an additional two minutes or until the cheese has melted. Transfer your finished dip to a serving dish and garnish with the jalapeño slices. Serve hot alongside your favorite tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you prefer a dip that’s not spicy, you can prepare this recipe without the jalapeños. To garnish, use diced tomatoes and cilantro instead.

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More About This Recipe

  • If you need an excuse to see your amigos, prepare this simple jalapeño and chorizo cheese dip and invite them over! I assure you they’ll love it. Queso fundido or choriqueso, is a melted cheese dip that originates from Mexico. Ideal for serving as an appetizer or special cocktail dish, I like to serve mine with tortilla chips. This jalapeño and chorizo cheese dip is the perfect combination of colors, textures and sabores for your table.
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