Chorizo Queso Dip

Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Appetizers & Beverages | November 5, 2017 | By

Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, velvety smooth Mexican cheese and chorizo dip includes tomatoes, fresh cilantro and a light squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips. 

In our family watching football on Thanksgiving Day is an endurance sport. That means that a ridiculous number of competitive-worthy appetizers are also needed like this Chorizo Queso Dip. Warm, creamy melted cheese, bites of spicy chorizo, tomatoes, fresh cilantro and a light squeeze of lime juice.

It makes the perfect vessel for warm, lightly salted tortilla chips. It’s not a first down. It’s a touchdown.

Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Hours later the turkey, potatoes and some rock star sides are still part of the tradition, but the meantime, oh man. . . this dip. Sigh.

Does this dip have Velveeta cheese in it?

It does!  If you’re a fan of Velveeta, you already know it’s ‘liquid gold’. I didn’t coin the phrase, but there’s really no better description.

I get it ~ some shy away from processed cheese – but you can’t get the smooth, silky texture of this Chorizo Queso Dip any other way.Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

You may have grown up on a version of the Velveeta-Rotel tomatoes-microwave dip. Chorizo Queso Dip is similar to that dip in the way that a bicycle and a fancy sports car are both transportation. Similar, but completely different.

Chorizo Queso Dip Ingredient:

  • olive oil
  •  fresh chorizo casings removed
  • Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • lime juice
  • Velveeta cheese
  •  sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • fresh cilantro 
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions:

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat then add a drizzle of olive oil.

If you bought chorizo without casings, yay! My grocery store didn’t have it so I did the heavy lifting and removed them myself.

Any-hoo, add the sausage to the skillet breaking it up with a wooden spoon and brown it until it’s cooked through.

Next drain the excess fat (note: I also like to blot it with a couple of wadded up paper towels).Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Set aside about a tablespoon of the cooked chorizo to garnish the top of the dip then fold in the canned tomatoes and their juices and lime juice. Give it a good stir then dot the top with the Velveeta.  Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Cook over medium-low heat about 5-7 minutes or until the Velveeta is melted and the dip is smooth then blend in the cheddar cheese, heavy cream, salt, chili powder and cumin and cook 2-3 minutes stirring frequently.Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Sprinkle in the cilantro, then transfer the Chorizo Queso Dip to a serving bowl and top with the reserved chorizo and a bit of cilantro. Warm the tortilla chips in the microwave for a few seconds and serve right away.

Enjoy!

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Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Chorizo Queso Dip ~ warm, creamy cheese, bites of spicy chorizo & tomatoes plus fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice. Serve with warm tortilla chips.

Chorizo Queso Dip

Chorizo Queso Dip Appetizer ~ spicy chorizo sausage in a velvety cheesy dip. 
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Print Recipe
CourseAppetizer
CuisineMexican
Keywordmexican appetizer, queso dip, chorizo queso dip
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings4
AuthorA Gouda Life

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh chorizo casings removed
  • 1 10 ounce can Ro*Tel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies undrained
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
  • ½ Sharp Cheddar cheese grated
  • ¼   cup heavy cream
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped (optional: more for garnish)
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat then add the olive oil.
  • Remove the chorizo from its casings and drop it into the skillet. Cook until it's brown and cooked through, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Drain excess fat (optional: blot with paper towel) and reserve 1 tablespoon of the cooked chorizo for garnish.
  • Fold in the tomatoes (including juices) and lime juice and once combined, dot the top with the Velveeta (shown) and cook over medium-low heat 5-7 minutes or until the Velveeta is melted and the dip is smooth.
  • Blend in the Cheddar cheese then fold in the heavy cream, salt, chili powder and cumin, cooking another 2-3 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Combine the cilantro, then transfer the dip to a serving bowl, top with garnish and serve right away with warm tortilla chips.

Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Mary
    November 16, 2017

    Great recipe……sometimes Velveeta is the only way to go! Love the crispy chorizo sprinkled on top….yum! Pinned. Have a really good weekend. Chat again soon!

    • Leave a Reply

      Bernie
      November 18, 2017

      Hey there Mary – thanks so much! We love a good cheesy anything around here and if it’s spicy — well, that much better. Hope you’re weekend is going well. Definitely chat again soon!

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