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Choriqueso

Choriqueso is mexican chorizo topped with cheese, garnished with tomato, white onion and cilantro and served in charred tortillas. Muy bueno!

Choriqueso is mexican chorizo topped with cheese, garnished with tomato, white onion and cilantro and served in charred tortillas. Muy bueno!

Choriqueso is the best thing you will ever put into your mouth.

It’s the perfect party food. You can enjoy choriqueso with either tortilla chips as a dip or freshly charred tortillas and make it more of a meal. It’s so fast to make that you can make another batch once the crowd devours the first (and it will go quick). You can even cook the chorizo in advance then reheat it and add the toppings just before serving.

{I made a quick video showing how quick and simple Choriqueso is to make, it’s at the end of the post!}

Choriqueso is mexican chorizo topped with cheese, garnished with tomato, white onion and cilantro and served in charred tortillas. Muy bueno!

There are only five ingredients in this choriqueso: Mexican chorizo (Spanish chorizo is VERY different, be sure you use the correct kind), shredded mexican-blend cheese, chopped fresh tomatoes, diced onions and chopped cilantro. You can stop with just chorizo and cheese, too, that’s really all you need for choriqueso. I like the freshness that the other three ingredients add to the dish so I almost always add them. Sometimes I’ll serve those in little bowls on the side so people can add them if they wish. I also like to top it with a little Mexican crema (sour cream would also work).

For the tortillas, I just char them slightly around the edges over my gas stove (I put it on low, set the tortilla over the flame then crank it to high for about 5-10 seconds, turn it off and pull off the tortilla). I can char an entire stack of tortillas really quickly this way! That extra step is worth it for the texture and charred flavor plus the tortillas just look more authentic. The perfect accompaniment to your Choriqueso!

Choriqueso is mexican chorizo topped with cheese, garnished with tomato, white onion and cilantro and served in charred tortillas. Muy bueno!

Choriqueso

Yield: 0

Adjust the amounts as desired.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Mexican crema, or sour cream, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Remove chorizo from casings and cook thoroughly, stirring occasionally, until it's starting to brown and deepen in color (about 10 minutes).
  2. Turn off heat, sprinkle all over with cheese. Cover and allow to sit until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. (Alternatively you can put it under a broiler).
  3. Top with tomato, onion and cilantro. Serve immediately with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.
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Kristen

Monday 29th of February 2016

Perfect party food for sure. But I am not waiting for a party to enjoy this one--I want it tonight!

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 29th of February 2016

ha! I hear you on that one! :)

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