It the party season and it seems that every night of the week there is a party of some sort to attend.  It is so much fun to see friends and catch up over a cocktail and yummy food and remember that calories don’t count during the month of December:)

This is an amazing dip that everyone will love. I would not suggest serving it a formal dinner or party, but for a casual get together with your book club to celebrate the holidays it is perfect! I also would not suggest taking this to a party if you are asked to bring a dip.  You can if you know the host really well, but the host asked you to bring something to help them, not to give them one more task like heating the oven for your or finding a serving bowl or spoon.  Just be considerate of the host and how crazed they are when throwing a party. 
I hope you enjoy this recipe and send me any questions or thoughts!


Queso Fundido

8-10 oz Chorizo
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon pickled jalapeno, minced
2 cups quesadilla cheese or Monterey Jack
Tortilla chips for dipping

Heat oven to 450°

In a small skillet (8") add chorizo, garlic  and jalapeños until the meat is cooked though, about 5 minutes.  If your chorizo is really fatty then I suggest draining and then returning it to skillet. 

Top cooked chorizo with cheese and place in oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted.  

Serve with tortilla chips

* I used a Lodge cast iron skillet to make this dip, but if you do not have one then just cook the meat mixture in a skillet and transfer to an oven safe serving dish before topping with cheese.

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