Chorizo Queso

dipping chip in Chorizo Queso

This Chorizo Queso is so creamy, delicious and all made in one skillet! Made with real cheese, veggies and spicy chorizo – this will be a hit at any get together! 

This recipe is sponsored by Beanfields Chips but all opinions are my own. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make OBB possible! 

I remember when I was younger, my Dad would always take me out to the local Mexican restaurant in my town. We would walk in, get seated, and immediately waiters and waitresses would walk by with sizzling skillets of fajitas, trays full of delicious tacos…the list could go on. 

My mouth would already be watering. 

cheese pull with chip

Then, the waiter gives us a big basket of fresh, hot salty tortilla chips. They would also set down a bowl of house-made salsa. We would begin looking at the menu when I saw it….queso. The prized delicious, creamy, cheesy queso dip. You had to pay extra for it – but when my Dad would look into my big “pleasepleaseplease” eyes, he always gave in. Thanks, Dad! 

extreme close up of garnished Chorizo Queso

So…we would wait for our food and continue to eat allll of the chips and queso and it was amazing. Needless to say, my love for queso has lasted many many years. 

Why I Love Chorizo Queso 

But I must say, this Chorizo Queso dip is the stuff of dreams. I’m pretty sure I may or may not have eaten at least half of the skillet by myself. It’s THAT good. 

It’s loaded with freshly grated cheese, onions, garlic, tomatoes, jalapenos, and of course, the prized ingredient: chorizo! 

Chorizo Queso in skillet

I absolutely love chorizo! It is my meat of choice if we are ever having tacos. So combining cheese + chorizo is basically me living my dream life. 

The spicy chorizo and the melty creamy cheese are perfectly balanced out in this Chorizo Queso. It’s never overly spicy – there is a slight kick to it, but other than that, it’s absolutely perfect. So super creamy, cheesy, melty and delicious!

skillet of Chorizo Queso with bag of chips on the side

Also, y’all know that my all time favorite chips are Beanfields. I’ve been working with them for almost a year now and the quality of their chips is AH-MAZING. My favorite chip to dip in my Chorizo Queso is the Beanfield’s new Spicy Queso flavor! Be sure to grab 20% off your order using my code BEANBOX20 at beanfields.com! 

So what exactly do you need for this queso and how do you make it, you ask? Let’s find out! 

Ingredients You Need for Chorizo Queso:  

  • garlic 
  • yellow onion 
  • jalapeno 
  • can of green chiles + diced tomatoes (aka rotel) 
  • pepper jack cheese 
  • white cheddar cheese
  • fresh chorizo 
  • milk 
  • flour 
  • cilantro 
  • salt and pepper for taste 

How to Make Chorizo Queso: 

Dice your onion into small pieces, mince the garlic and dice and de-seed one jalapeno. If you want to make it even spicier, feel free to keep the seeds in.

Begin by making your chorizo! If you want to keep this a “one-skillet meal” make sure to cook this in an oven safe pan. My favorite is just a classic cast iron skillet.

Once the chorizo is fully cooked (which should take about 5-6 minutes), put it on a paper-towel lined plate. To the same pan, add diced onion and the jalapeno. Cook for 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic. 

To this, we are going to make a roux! Yay! So, add about 2 tbsp of all purpose flour and whisk to combine it with the veggies. Let this cook for about 1-2 minutes. Begin alternating adding one can of rotel and 1 cup of milk, continually whisking as you go. 

mixing chorizo into queso

Cook this on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Place heat on low. Add the shredded cheese in increments, stirring it in as you go and it has melted. Add back in the chorizo BUT leave some for garnish! Stir to make sure it is all combined. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Remove from the heat. 

If desired, feel free to place in the oven on broil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on top. If you want it just super creamy, you can skip this step. Both end up amazing either way! 

Top with the leftover chorizo, cilantro and more jalapano! Enjoy right away! 

holding chip with Chorizo Queso on it

Store in the fridge. If you want to re-heat it, simply microwave it for 2-3 minutes, taking it out halfway to stir it. It makes for an awesome leftover! 

This Chorizo Queso is SUCH a crowd-pleaser! No one will be able to say no to this deliciousness. Hope you all enjoy! 

Did you enjoy this recipe? Here are a few more you might like: 

Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos

Spicy Chilaquiles 

Turkey Taco Quinoa Skillet 

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Chorizo Queso

This Chorizo Queso is so creamy, delicious and all made in one skillet! Made with real cheese, veggies and spicy chorizo - this will be a hit at any get together! 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chorizo queso, easy homemade queso, queso dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground chorizo
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 8 oz. freshly shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 8 oz freshly shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno de-seeded and diced
  • 1 10 oz. can of Rotel
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh cilantro, extra jalapeno for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice your onion into small pieces, mince the garlic and dice and de-seed one jalapeno.

  2. Cook the chorizo in an oven-safe skillet until fully cooked through, about 5-6 minutes.

  3. Once the chorizo is fully cooked, put it on a paper-towel lined plate. To the same pan, add diced onion and the jalapeno. Cook for 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the garlic is aromatic. 

  4. To this pan with the vegetables, add 2 tbsp of flour and whisk to combine it with the veggies. Let this cook for about 1-2 minutes. Begin alternating adding one can of rotel and 1 cup of milk, continually whisking as you go. Be sure to add a little bit at a time.

  5. Cook this on low to medium heat for 5-7 minutes, continually whisking or until the mixture has thickened.

  6. Place heat on low. Add the shredded cheese in increments, stirring it in as you go and it has melted. Add back in the chorizo BUT leave some for garnish! Stir to make sure it is all combined. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Remove from the heat. 

  7. Eat as is OR pop it in the oven on broil to get the top golden brown and crispy. Garnish with the leftover chorizo, extra jalapeno and fresh cilantro. Eat with lots of chips and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want to make this spicier, do not de-seed the jalapeno! 

Store in the fridge. If you want to re-heat it, simply microwave it for 2-3 minutes, taking it out halfway to stir it. It makes for an awesome leftover! 

15 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Queso is a favourite in our house! I usually make a dairy-free one but this one looks mouth watering! Love the addition of chorizo for added flavour and looks like it gives the queso lots of texture!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh yeah!!!! Quesco is a fave of ours too! And, like you, I could definitely enjoy a lot of this one, Haylie! Love the chorizo in there. Heck, I love everything about it! Can’t wait to give this one a go! Just pass the chips please 🙂 Happy Monday, my friend!

  3. 5 stars
    I love the memory of you and your Dad chowing down! That sounds like something my Dad and I would have done too, haha. I’m always excited when they have chips at a Mexican restaurant to start off the meal! This looks so good Haylie – love that cheese!!!

  4. 5 stars
    Dang! This looks like the best cheese dip ever!! I can eat this by the bowl full! YUMMMMM! I am loving the spices, different cheddars, and the addition of the chorizo. I will be dipping my chips in this soon, for sure!

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