Queso Fundido

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    45 m

“This is always popular at parties. Serve with tortilla chips or roll up some of the dip in a warm tortilla.”

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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the chorizo sausage, ground beef, and onion until evenly brown. Drain, and transfer to a medium baking dish.
  3. Arrange the olives over the cooked meat in the baking dish. Top with the picante sauce and cheese, and season with chili powder.
  4. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly brown.

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The only one who got fed tonight was my garbage disposal. This was so nasty. The picante was was the worst combination with it, also perhaps queso blanco and some cream cheese. I'm going to toy around and see if I can offer up a better alternative.

Shannon Comiskey-Hill

Shannon Comiskey-Hill

Ok, I LOVE fundido, but I am not a fan of this recipe. Don't like the picante, olives or cheese choice. Here's what I suggest for a restaurant quality dish: Cook chorizo over med heat until most of the grease has cooked off (about 10-15 minutes). Drain and return to pan, increasing heat to med high. Cook until about 1/2 the meat is charred (about 5 minutes). Shred 8 oz Chihuahua cheese with jalapeno, 4 oz reg Chihuahua cheese, and 2 oz Cojita cheese in Cuisinart - blend together. Spray 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of cheese, then charred chirizo, then top with remaining 1/2 of cheese blend. Cook at 325 for 15 minutes, until cheese is mostly melted. Stir around and broil for an additional 5 minutes, until top is bubbly. Serve with warmed tortillas, tortilla chips or as a savory topping to chicken. DELICIOUS



I don't know that I would consider this queso fundido, which I've always thought of as more of a fondue type dip, but it's very good. I made it for our first Sunday football watching party and it was a big hit. I seasoned the ground beef with a little garlic salt while it cooked, and used chicken chorizo from Trader Joe's (less fat and all of the flavor). This turned out like a layered dip. I think I'll add more cheese next time and mix everything up. Really though, a great alternative to bringing a seven layer bean dip.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 241 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 2.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 14.9 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 675 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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