Corn and Chourico Dip

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This gooey and cheesy dip has a slight kick from green chiles and chourico. Serve it at the next gathering and watch it disappear.

Corn and Chourico Dip
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If you are looking for a crowd pleasing dip recipe, look no further. This one has corn, chourico, cheeses, green chiles, and is hot and gooey. It has a slight hint of heat and is great with tortilla chips. Heck! It’s delicious just by the spoonful.


Corn and Chourico Dip On A Tortilla



If you are not familiar with chourico (pronounced shoor-reese in my neck of the woods), it is a smoked sausage that is wonderfully flavored with different spices including paprika (made from red pepper) and garlic. I normally use Gaspar’s, a Portuguese brand. I find that the flavor differs slightly from brand to brand and that some are more intense in the cumin flavor than others. I can’t pick up the cumin flavor in Gaspars, but find it pronounced in some other brands. So, depending on the intensity of the spice in your chourico, you may or may not want to add cumin to this recipe. Just taste test the sausage prior to adding the spice.

Hand Scooping Tortilla Into Corn and Chourico Dip


Corn and Chourico Dip In A Clay Pot




Corn and Chourico Dip




INGREDIENTS:

2 cups frozen corn, defrosted                         
1 cup  (about 6 oz.) chourico, cut into 1/4 inch dices             
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles 
4 scallions, chopped with greens and stems separated (about 1/4 cup white, 1/2 cup greens)
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese 
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream                                               
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, room temp                
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, diced                                                               
1/2 tsp. cumin (omit if your chourico has a pronounced cumin flavor)                                              
1/2 tsp. chili powder                                                   
1/2 tsp. salt                                                                             
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper                                               
1/4 tsp. black pepper                                                   
2 tsp. olive oil.



INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Preheat a medium skillet on medium heat.  Add olive oil. Add onion, whites of scallions, and garlic. Stir for 2 minutes. Add chourico, stirring for 2 minutes. Add corn, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook 1 min.  Remove from heat.

In large bowl, blend cream cheese and sour cream. Add the corn mixture, cheddar, and jack cheese, stirring until well blended

Spray a 1 quart or a 1.5 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Pour in corn and cheese mixture. Bake for 20 minutes. Set on low broil and broil until edges bubble, between 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with additional chopped green onions, optional.  Serve hot with tortilla chips.




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4 comments:

Susan said...

I wanted to bring something different to a recent family gathering, and thought immediately of this blog! Again, I wasn't disappointed. The corn and chourico dip was a hit with my family. It was easy to prepare and the flavors blended so nicely to give it such a yummy flavor. I did purchase the Gaspars hot chourico sausage and didn't add the cumin. Another winner! Thank you ingoodflavor!!

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

I am so glad to hear about yet another success story and that you and your family enjoy these recipes. Thanks so much for being a loyal follower of this blog Susan!

Anonymous said...

Your recipe went to a friendly Texas Hold Em party last night and a complete success, since it was hot dog and bean night ending the 4th of July week-end. There were many requests for the recipe, so I am printing up a few copies. I'm not a real fan of chourizo so I used Kielbasa instead. I imagine any favorite sausage could be substituted depending on tastes, plus I didn't salt or pepper it, it was perfectly spiced and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

In Good Flavor /Food for the Finicky said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I am delighted to hear that the dip was a success. Of course, you can use any sausage that you like if you are not a fan of chourico...I'm sure the kielbasa was delicious. Thanks for sharing my recipe with others.

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