Dan’s Famous Loaded Chorizo Cheese Dip
A great Cheetah once said, “it ain’t easy being cheesy” but that Cheetah clearly never had Dan’s Famous Loaded Chorizo Cheese Dip. This is the perfect dip for game day, it makes a huge batch and it won’t last because people will keep coming back for “one more bite”. Not only is this dish plenty cheesy, but it’s got a nice kick of heat to it with the Dan-O’s Chipotle, Jalapenos, and Chorizo Fresco.
Expand Your Chorizons
Part of what gives this cheese dip such a unique flavor besides the Dan-O’s Chipotle is the Chorizo Fresco. Chorizo is a type of pork sausage originating from the Iberian Peninsula. Don’t get Spanish Chorizo and Portuguese Chouriço twisted though, they’re very different despite both smokiness and deep red color from dried, smoked, red peppers. We’re going to focus on the Mexican version of Chorizo, which is made not just out of fatty pork, but a variety of proteins like beef, venison, turkey, and tofu. There are also kosher and vegan options available, making it one versatile protein!
A distinct quality of Chorizo Fresco is that it’s usually ground as opposed to chopped and uses more native seasonings. It’s not often found in Europe. Mexican Chorizo is typically made with native chili peppers of the region making it spicier than other varieties of Chorizo. Most Chorizo Fresco you have to cook before eating, and it gives a mouthwatering aroma.
Using Chorizo in this Loaded Chorizo Cheese Dip gives a wonderfully bold, savory, and spicy flavor to the mix without overpowering the cheesy elements and the beef. Next time you’ve got a big gathering, don’t forget to whip up some of Dan’s Famous Loaded Chorizo Cheese Dip!
- block White Velveeta
- 2 Lb bag shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 block Yellow Velveeta
- 2 containers of Crema
- 1 block of cream cheese
- 3.5 Oz of Dan-O’s Chipotle
- 1 lb bag shredded queso fresco cheese
- 2 large Jalapenos (diced)
- 1 container of pico de gallo
- 3 Tubes of Chorizo fresco
- A container of corn salsa
- 1 lb ground beef\
- Preheat the smoker to 275
- Cook all the meats till done
- Combine all ingredients into a large roasting pan
- Cook for 2 hours at 275 (stir every 1 hour)