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Anafre Hondureño (Chorizo, Bean and Cheese Dip)

An Easy Traditional Honduran Appetizer Made With Chorizo, Beans and Cheese

Enjoy a Honduran Anafre at home with this easy recipe for this traditional Honduran chorizo, bean, and cheese dip or fondue. Commonly served at local restaurants as an appetizer, Anafre Hondureño is a hot bubbly dip that is packed full of Honduran flavor.

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I’m thrilled to share with you one of the yummiest appetizers from my home country, Anafre Hondureño. This delicious chorizo, bean and cheese dip is traditionally served in restaurants with freshly fried crispy corn tortilla triangles. You’ll love how easy it is to enjoy it at home.

What is Anafre?

An anafre is a small clay pot used to heat up food. It has a clay plate at the bottom that is filled with hot coal. This keeps whatever is in the dish hot and bubbly. Think of it as the Honduran version of a fondue bowl.

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In Honduras, when people refer to Anafre, they are referring to the anafre pot filled with hot refried red beans and topped with melted quesillo (Honduran cheese) and sometimes chorizo or pork sausage. This delicious and flavorful mixture is scooped up directly from the hot anafre with fried corn tortilla triangles. It is to die for!!

Best Ingredients for Honduran Anafre

For a traditional Honduran Anafre, you’ll want to get as close to the ingredients that are used down there as possible. If you can make your own refried beans, that would be ideal. I have an easy recipe for Authentic Honduran Refried Beans that you’ll love! If you don’t have time to make your own, I recommend these since they use the same type of bean we use in Honduras.

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I haven’t found a perfect “quesillo” equivalent here. Quesillo is like mozzarella but softer. It melts beautifully. For this recipe we did various tests and we got the best results with Oaxaca Cheese. You can find this cheese in most supermarkets. If you are unable to find it, then the next best option would be Mozzarella.

As for the chorizo, we also tried several and found this one to taste the best. It had just the perfect amount of saltiness and spiciness to it.

Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Prep Tools & Utensils

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious Honduran appetizer:

How to Make A Honduran Anafre

An anafre clay pot is hard to find unless you get it in Honduras or other Latin American countries. I found a few on Amazon but they were rather expensive. My solution was to use this mini iron skillet. It worked perfectly!

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You will first need to cook the chorizo in the mini skillet. Once it’s completely cooked, set half of it aside. At this point, you will add a little butter to the chorizo in the pot. Let it melt as you mix it with the chorizo. You should already have some delicious Honduran Refried Beans made. Scoop some beans into the same skillet you cooked the chorizo in, and mix them with the chorizo and butter in the skillet.

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Move the beans around in the skillet allowing them to warm up. Once they are warm, you can add the freshly shredded Oaxaca cheese and the rest of the chorizo. Lower the heat and let the dip sit until the cheese is fully melted. We usually dig in as the pot sits on the stove, but you can also remove it and set it on a trivet. Enjoy it with corn tortilla chips or, if you feel adventurous, cut some corn tortillas into triangles and fry them.

I know you’ll love this Aanfre Hondureño! Let me know in the comments when you try it! I’m always happy to share a little taste of Honduras with you!

Chorizo, Bean, and Cheese Dip (Anafre Hondureño)

A Skillet of Refried Red Beans, Melted Cheese, and Chorizo

Rating
5 from 3 votes
Servings
6
DifficultySuper Easy
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
A traditional anafre Hondureño is a warm dip made with refried red beans, melted cheese, and chorizo. This dip makes a perfect appetizer or party dip.
Cuisine: Hispanic, Honduran
Course: Appetizer
Category: Beans, Dips & Spreads

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chorizo about 4 to 5 oz
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cup refried red beans
  • ¾ cup Oaxaca cheese freshly shredded, may substitute with Mozzarella

Directions

  • Warm a small iron skillet over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook until crumbly. About 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Once it's cooked through and crumbly, remove half of the chorizo and set aside.
  • Add the butter to the skillet with the remaining chorizo and allow it to melt. Then add the refried beans and mix them into the butter and chorizo. Periodically stir the beans allowing them to warm through. About 2 minutes.
  • Spread the shredded cheese over the top of the beans and sprinkle the chorizo you had set aside over the cheese. Reduce the heat to low and cook until the cheese melts completely. About 10 minutes.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 695mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg
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