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What better way is there to start any party or dinner than with a spread of cheesy appetizers that are sure to please any crowd. We have gathered some of our favorite cheesiest cheese appetizers, from queso to baked sandwiches to cheese balls and everything in-between.

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By Niecer

Rate this recipe 4.4/5 (19 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 20

  • 1/2 pound chorizo, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tequila or Mexican beer (optional)
  • 1/2 pound Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

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Does it get better than a bowl of queso with chorizo and a hint of tequila? Chorizo Queso Fundido is the perfect ap

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