Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido is incredibly easy and fast to make, sure to be a hit at your dinner or party!
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I love cheese and am also obsessed with Hatch chile peppers recipes. So once I discovered queso fundido, I know a Hatch queso fundido was in the cards.
This queso fundido receta (recipe) is easy and keto low carb, plus gluten free, which makes it great for a crowd and game day.
What is Queso Fundido?
I was introduced to this magical, melted cheese dish at a local taco restaurant in Denver.
Queso fundido translates to “melted cheese” which is the foundation and most important part of this Mexican appetizer.
Traditionally, authentic queso fundido is stretchy, melted cheese with chorizo, often including peppers and/or onions.
Scoop this queso fundido up into a warm tortilla, or dig in with chips. Tortillas are my favorite! They are like a soft cheese taco. Just perfect.
I love using a mixture of Monterey Jack cheese and Oaxaca (pronounced wa-ha-kuh) cheese for a queso fundido.
Oaxaca cheese is very similar to Monterey Jack. It is stretchy, creamy, and mild white cheese. Taste them side by side and you will notice a slight difference.
You can often find it with other Mexican options in the refrigerated section, typically near fresh Italian options like pasta, and near yogurt or other dairy products.
If you do not have or cannot find Oaxaca, simply use more Monterey Jack.
Other great options for queso fundido are pepperjack (which is Monterey Jack with some peppers in it) or even mozzarella. Anything stretchy that melts well is perfect.
I layer up the chorizo and peppers on the bottom, with cheese on top, as it is more authentic and you get great layers in the dip.
But if preferred, mix everything together at once instead!
When baking the Hatch Green Chile Chorizo Queso Fundido, cook until the cheese is melted and just starting to bubble.
You do not want the cheese turning brown or cooking too much as it will become more rubbery and stiff, which is not what you want here.
Then serve up the queso fundido with chorizo immediately so everyone can enjoy the warm, cheesy goodness!
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cook chorizo in a large skillet over medium to medium high heat until cooked through, approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Place the chorizo in the bottom of a small oven safe baking dish.
- Sprinkle the Hatch green chiles over the chorizo sausage.
- Mix the two cheeses together and sprinkle over the chorizo and peppers.
- Bake the fundido until the cheese is completely melted, just starting to bubble, but not browned.
- Remove from oven and garnish as desired (cilantro, lime, tomato, etc). Serve immediately with soft tortillas or chips.