Queso Fundido

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  • 1 lb. Firsthand Foods chorizo
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & minced
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 2 packages (8 oz.) Mexican queso (for melting such as Chihuahua)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • Cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Cook chorizo in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crumbly. Drain and set aside.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat. Add onions and sauté for about 5-7 minutes or until softened.  Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  4. Grease an 8” cast iron skillet with the olive oil. Add ½ of the cheese and top with the chorizo/onion mixture.  Add remaining cheese and then top with the rest of the chorizo/onion mixture.
  5. Place the cast iron skillet in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling on the sides.
  6. Serve with flour tortillas or corn chips