Remove the chorizo from its casing
by splitting 1 end and squeezing out the meat. In a large heavy-bottomed high-sided saute pan, fry
the chorizo in the oil until it is grainy but still soft, about 4 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to break up the meat and prevent a crust
from forming on the bottom of the pan. Set aside and keep hot.
In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, stir the salsa with a wooden spoon until hot and sputtering. Add half the tortilla chips and stir to coat with the salsa, then cook until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the tortilla chips
, stir to coat with the salsa, and cook until beginning to soften, about 3 to 5 additional minutes. There should be a nice mix of very soft and still slightly crunchy chips when the chiliqueles are finished. Remove from the heat and use a slotted spoon or tongs to heap generous portions into each of 4 bowls. While still piping hot, top with the grated Cheddar
and Montery Jack cheeses, chorizo, a dollop
of sour cream
, and a sprinkling of red onion
and cilantro. Serve hot with Guacamole
on the side.