Quick Queso Flameado

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For a quick appetizer, queso flameado can be a delicious life saver.  You can use  a combination of different cheeses.  This is just what I had on hand at home.

Start with about 1/2 pound of fresh chorizo….not the hard sausage kind that you can dice –  the kind you have to squeeze out of a casing.  I found a fresh chorizo at my local grocery store in the regular meat department.  Brown it in a skillet for 4-5 minutes until fully cooked.

I used only 3 ingredients….plus some corn tortillas for eating.  You can’t beat that!

Add a bag of creamy, melty, white cheese of some sort and about 1/2 of a block of queso fresco (approximately 6 oz).   Now, let’s not pretend this isn’t gonna be greasy! But!!!!  It’s chorizo, so it’s made to be that way.

Place the skillet under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese gets all bubbly.  Make sure you watch this carefully without leaving the queso flameado all alone without a babysitter.   Let’s just say I’ve learned this the hard way….I’m trying to save you the same mistake.

Heat up a few tortillas and serve the queso flameado warm.  Tip:  Cut the chorizo with some scissors to make it easier to serve in the warm tortilla.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb. fresh chorizo

6 oz. queso fresco

2 cups of some type of creamy, gooey white cheese

corn tortillas

Directions:

Brown the chorizo in a oven-safe skillet for 4-5 minutes until it is fully cooked.  Do not drain.  Place the cheeses on top of the chorizo without stirring.  Place under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is bubbly.  Heat a few corn tortillas in a damp paper towel in the microwave for a minute or so until the tortillas are warm.  Serve immediately.

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