Authentic Mexican Choriqueso (Chorizo Cheese Dip) Recipe

Easy and Delicious Choriqueso: Authentic Mexican Chorizo Cheese Dip Recipe

If you are craving a mouthwatering, indulgent snack look no further than this amazing choriqueso recipe! This Mexican-inspired dish combines spicy chorizo sausage with gooey, melted cheese for a flavor explosion that’s perfect for parties, game nights, or anytime you need a comforting treat.

Choriqueso takes the concept of queso fundido and turns it up a notch by reversing the usual ratio of chorizo to cheese. The result? A hearty, satisfying dip that’s sure to become your new favorite guilty pleasure.

While some restaurants use processed cheese, our recipe calls for authentic Mexican cheeses or high-quality alternatives for a more natural, flavorful experience. The star of the show is the homemade chorizo, bursting with aromatic spices and tangy vinegar. Don’t worry if you’re short on time – store-bought chorizo works too!

Ready to dive into this cheesy, meaty heaven? Let’s get cooking!

Choriqueso: Spicy Chorizo and Cheese Dip


  • 1/2 pound ground pork shoulder (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound grated queso Oaxaca, Monterey Jack, or low-moisture mozzarella cheese
  • Warm corn or flour tortillas or tortilla chips for serving


  1. Preheat your broiler to high. In a medium bowl, combine the pork, vinegar, cinnamon, paprika, oregano, cumin, cayenne, garlic, and salt. Mix thoroughly with your hands until all ingredients are well incorporated. Heat the vegetable oil in a 10-inch broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Add the chorizo mixture and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon and breaking up the meat. Continue cooking until the pork is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more salt if needed, then remove from heat.
  2. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the cooked chorizo. Place the skillet under the broiler and cook until the cheese is fully melted and bubbly, approximately 5 minutes. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning. Once done, remove from the oven and serve immediately with warm tortillas or crispy tortilla chips.


For a quicker version, you can substitute 1/2 pound of good quality Mexican chorizo with the casing removed for the homemade chorizo mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
587 Calories
46g Fat
8g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 587
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 952mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 627mg 48%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 377mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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