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Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #Queso #meaty #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy, spicy, meaty Mexican-inspired cheese dip that will warm you inside and out.

The name of this dip is redundant, I know. Queso means cheese, but the dip is all about cheese. It reminds me a bit of the cream cheese/salsa dip my ex-husband and I used to make. Or rather, he made it and we ate it together … he was really good at getting the proportions of salsa to cream cheese just right. I took that idea and kicked it up a notch by adding some hearty chorizo sausage, black beans, onion, bell pepper along with spices like onion and garlic powder and paprika. And then I topped it with some melted chile gouda on top. Oh yes.

My dad made the chorizo–he has the most amazing recipe for chorizo that I promise I will share with you sometime. I just have to locate my meat grinder … wherever did I put that thing? The homemade version of chorizo is eons better than anything you’ll find at the grocery store. But in a pinch, you can use the store-bought version.

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 1 quart of dip

Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip

Ingredients

  • 8 - 12 serrano peppers
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored & cut into chunks
  • 1 8-oz. package Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
  • 1 8-oz. package shredded Mexican blend of cheeses
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fat free half & half
  • 1/4 lb. chorizo (loose)
  • 1/2 cup onion, peeled & chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed

Instructions

  1. Either grill the peppers (whole) until blackened on all sides or put the hot peppers on a baking sheet and broil in the oven until the skin is blackened, flipping the peppers to blacken all sides. Remove the stems and throw the peppers with the tomatoes into a handi chopper or mini food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Meanwhile, put the cream cheese with the other cheese in a saucepan over low heat to melt, stirring frequently. Stir in the seasonings and chopped peppers/tomatoes, then, when melted, add the cilantro.
  3. Whilst the cheese is melting, cook the chorizo in a frying pan until browned, then add the onion and bell pepper and saute until the onion is soft & translucent. Stir the chorizo mixture into the cheesy goodness along with the black beans. Cook a bit longer until all is warm and wonderful. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Notes

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Cheesy Chorizo Black Bean Queso Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Mexican #Queso #meaty #cheese #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s Table, Weekend Potluck and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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One Response

  1. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week’s hop.

    October 19, 2015 at 10:34 am