Classic Queso Fundidowith Chorizo and Rajas

The classic queso fundido will soon be an instant classic in your home. Spicy chorizo coated in melted cheese pairs perfectly with a smooth negra modelo.

  • Serves
    4 PEOPLE
  • prep
    15 MIN
    1 MIN
  • Skill

Ingredients List

  • 4 ounces raw Mexican pork chorizo, removed from casing
  • 1 cup Roasted Tomato Salsa or Jalapeño-Cilantro Salsa
  • 1 poblano chile or small red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded, sliced into thin strips (or use a bottled roasted red pepper)
  • 12 ounces Monterey Jack or Chihuahua cheese, coarsely shredded 
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 8 to 12 warm corn or flour tortillas


  1. Cook chorizo, using a spatula to break it into small pieces, in a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium heat until golden, about 8 minutes. Stir in half of the salsa and roasted pepper strips. Simmer, stirring often, until liquid has reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.
  2.  Stir in shredded cheese. Reduce heat to low. Cover pan and cook just long enough to melt cheese, about 3 minutes.
  3. Serve hot sprinkled with cilantro. Pass warm tortillas for making tacos.