Queso Fundido con Chorizo Verde y Rajas (Melted Cheese With Green Chorizo and Roasted Pepper Strips) Recipe


This stringy cheese and peppery melt is a great way to use up leftover tortillas.

Recipe Details

Queso Fundido con Chorizo Verde y Rajas (Melted Cheese With Green Chorizo and Roasted Pepper Strips) Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 poblano pepper

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup finely minced cilantro

  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a microplane grater

  • 1/2 pound ground pork

  • 12 ounces grated queso quesadilla, Jack, or Oaxacan string cheese.

  • Warm tortillas or chips for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook poblano pepper directly over an open gas flame until charred on all sides, about 10 minutes. Alternatively, cook under a broiler preheated to high, turning occasionally until charred on all sides. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to rest 10 minutes, then peel and discard skin. Slit in half with a sharp chefs knife and discard seeds and stem. Cut flesh into 1/4-inch-wide strips and set aside.

  2. Combine half of pepper with salt, cilantro, jalapeño, and garlic and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth paste is formed, then transfer to a medium bowl. Add pork and massage with hands until fully combined.

  3. Cook pork mixture in a nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium high heat, stirring anid breaking up meat occasionally until fully cooked and browned in spots. Transfer to a clean bowl. Add cheese and reserved pepper strips and toss to combine. Transfer mixture to a gratin dish, a small cast iron skillet, or a casuals, and bake until cheese is melted and bubbly and just beginning to brown in spots. Serve immediately with warm tortillas or chips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
450 Calories
33g Fat
11g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 1105mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 13mg 64%
Calcium 574mg 44%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 248mg 5%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)