Everybody needs a great queso recipe that is quick, easy, and delicious! This queso with chorizo is fabulous and so easy to make in the crockpot. It’s perfect for game day, holiday gatherings, or just for fun!
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What is Chorizo?
Chorizo is a delicious type of sausage that comes from Spain and Latin America.
Chorizo is made from ground pork (and sometimes beef) that’s been seasoned with a blend of spices like paprika, garlic, and chili powder. It has a distinctive smoky flavor and is often used in dishes like paella, tacos, and chili.
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Chorizo is a very versatile sausage. You can grill it up on the barbecue for an easy summer dinner or fry it up in a pan to add some extra flavor to your breakfast eggs. It makes a great addition to breakfast burritos! It also makes a great queso!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try making your own chorizo at home. All you need are some good-quality meats and spices (plus a sausage stuffer if you really want to get fancy).
Ingredients for Queso with Chorizo
Chorizo – pick good chorizo! I like Johnsonville if I can’t find it at the meat counter. Your options for Chorizo really vary based on where you live. When I lived in Arizona, it was incredibly easy to find great chorizo but here in Minnesota, I have to really hunt it down. However, I’ve found Johnsonville works great if I can’t find it at the meat counter.
Also, if you have kids be sure to taste the chorizo for spiciness! Or stick with a brand or type that is less spicy if you have lots of kids at the gathering!
Velveeta Cheese – grab a big ol’ block of Velveeta cheese. You can’t beat this for its melty, gooey goodness!
Rotel – Rotel tomatoes aren’t just regular diced tomatoes so please don’t substitute. Get Rotel!
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Making the Queso Chorizo Dip
It’s really very simple! Brown your chorizo in a pan. Spray your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray for easier clean-up and add all ingredients. Set it on low and stir occasionally to be sure everything gets mixed in nicely!
Once it’s all nice a melted together, switch your crockpot to warm and serve it with chips for dipping!
What to serve with queso?
Besides tortilla chips there are many things you can serve with!
Tortilla chips, corn chips, sliced vegetables such as carrots and celery, and crackers!
Use it to top tacos or try it on top of my shredded beef chimichangas! Make delicious smothered burritos by adding some queso with chorizo!
Making breakfast burritos? Add a little queso to your tortilla before piling on the filling!
- 1 lb Chorizo
- 1 large block Velveeta
- 2 cans Rotel
- Brown chorizo until cooked through.
- Spray the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray.
- Slice Velveeta into large chunks and put in the crockpot with Rotel and chorizo.
- Cook on low for about 4 hours stirring occasionally until fully melted.
- Serve with chips for dipping!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 502mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
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Final Thoughts on Chorizo Dip
This is my go-to dish for any gathering, whether it’s a party or just a small get-together with friends. It requires minimal effort – simply combine the ingredients and let it simmer on low in the slow cooker until it’s time to serve. And the best part? It’s always a crowd-pleaser, whether enjoyed at home or shared at potlucks!