Chorizo Fundido
CATEGORY: Appetizer
This simple-to-prepare Mexican ‘fondue’ combines gooey cheese with spicy Mexican sausage for a craveable flavor combination that will be the life of your party.
PREP TIME:  15 min.
COOK TIME: 20 min.

1/2 pound ground chorizo sausage (or if using cased sausages remove casing)

1/4 c yellow onion, diced

1/4 c green pepper, diced

5 ounces Monterey Jack shredded

5 ounces Cheddar cheese shredded

2 T fresh tomatoes diced

2 T canned diced green chiles, drained

1 T shallots, finely diced

Tortilla chips

    1. Preheat oven to broil.
    2. Brown chorizo over medium-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up the chorizo into small pieces. Add onions and green pepper, cook until onions are translucent. Drain off excess fat and spread into the bottom of an oven-proof medium-sized casserole dish, reserving 1 tablespoon.
    3. Place cheese, tomatoes and chiles in a microwave-safe bowl, microwave on high power, stopping and stirring every 15 seconds, until the cheese has melted and combined with the tomatoes (apprx. 1  1/2 min.). Spread cheese into the casserole over the chorizo.
    4. Adjust top oven rack so that it is 6 inches below the broiler element. Place dish on top rack and broil until cheese starts to turn golden brown, 5-10 minutes.
    5. Remove from oven and sprinkle with reserved meat and diced shallots.  Serve hot with tortilla chips.