Bacon Chorizo Fundido

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

This is more or less a cheese dip with some amped-up bacon extras. The cheese really acts as a binder for the bacon chorizo sausage, and yes, more pork product (chicharrónes, or fried pork skins) are added to scoop it all up. If you don’t have chicharrónes on hand, plain old tortilla or pita chips will work, too.


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 6 ounces (170 g) thin-sliced bacon


In a large cast-iron pan, heat the oil over medium heat, add the bacon, and cook, stirring a few times, until golden brown and crispy, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels, let cool slightly, then coarsely chop. Add the chorizo to the pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the c