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Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

Chorizo queso with flour tortilla chips is made with melted white Oaxaca cheese or American cheese, Mexican spiced pork sausage, and fried flour tortilla chips.

Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

What is chorizo?

Different cultures make different versions of chorizo, but in short, chorizo is pork seasoned with a high concentration of spices.

Mexican Chorizo vs. Spanish Chorizo

There’s often a mix-up between Mexican and Spanish chorizo. They’re actually not the same recipe and are made with different textures, spices, and overall different flavors.

A chip dipping into chorizo queso

Mexican Chorizo

Mexican chorizo is made of fatty ground pork and sold raw in the stores. It needs to be heated thoroughly before eating.

It’s typically found in a plastic tube that needs removed before cooking and is easy to cook on the stovetop like ground beef.

It’s full of flavor and great when mixed together with eggs, added to chicken or steak tacos, chili, and more.

Close-up of Chorizo Queso

Spanish Chorizo

Spanish chorizo, on the other hand, is cured and often smoked, chopped pieces of pork, not ground. It receives its red color from the large amounts of smoked paprika added to it.

Spanish chorizo can be eaten without cooking because it has already been cooked at a low temperature for a long period of time.

It’s often found in a synthetic casing similar to summer sausage. It has a bit of a chewier bite to it like other dried sausages and is delicious on a charcuterie board!

Ingredients for Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

  • Oaxaca Cheese or White American Cheese
  • Mexican Pork Chorizo
  • Flour Tortilla Shells
  • Vegetable Oil

How to Make Chorizo Queso

In a pan, cook chorizo for 6-7 minutes. Drain grease.

In a saucepan, melt the cheese over medium-low heat and stir frequently.

The chorizo can be topped on the cheese or mixed in.

How to Make Flour Tortilla Chips

Cut flour tortillas like a pizza into 8 pieces using a pizza slicer. I was able to stack 2-3 at a time to cut through simultaneously.

Cutting the flour tortilla chips with a pizza cutter

To make the tortilla chips, add a 1/2″ of oil to a large pan over medium-high heat.

Once hot, place cut flour tortilla pieces into the oil and cook for approximately 1 minute per side.

Pan-frying flour tortilla chips

Place cooked tortilla chips on a towel-lined plate to drain.

Fried Flour Tortilla Chips

Serve melted cheese with chorizo on top or blended in and dip flour tortilla chips.

Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

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Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

Chorizo Queso with Flour Tortilla Chips

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes

Chorizo queso with flour tortilla chips is made with melted white American cheese, Mexican spiced pork sausage, and fried flour tortilla chips.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Using a pizza slicer, cut flour tortillas like a pizza into 8 pieces. See above photos for more information.
  2. In a pan, cook chorizo for 6-7 minutes. Drain grease.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the cheese over medium-low heat and stir frequently.
  4. To make the tortilla chips, add a 1/2" of oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, place cut flour tortilla pieces into the oil and cook for approximately 1 minute per side. Place cooked tortilla chips on a towel-lined plate to drain.
  5. Serve melted cheese with chorizo on top or blended in and dip flour tortilla chips.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 535Total Fat 37.5gSaturated Fat 17.9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 106mgSodium 1444mgCarbohydrates 18.8gFiber 0gSugar 0.8gProtein 26.3g

Nutrition is not always accurate and products used in the recipe may differ from local ingredients available to you.

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