This is a typical dish of Mexican taquerias and from northern Mexico. The best about this recipe is that it is very easy to make and the result is delicious – the perfect formula.
With the combination of our main ingredients, the cheese and the chorizo, an interesting contrast is generated. On one side the soft and fresh flavor of the cheese is combined with the spicy and condimented flavor of the chorizo. Which turns out into an interesting dish that you have to taste.
In Mexico the melted cheese is served as appetizer but it could also be a main course. This dish is always accompanied with flour tortillas to be eaten rolled like a taco or folded in half like a quesadilla. Although there’s also the option of eating this melted cheese as snack with some tortilla chips.
About the Recipe
In this recipe the chorizo is going to be fried and then the cheese will be melted; very easy steps to perform.
One of the best cheeses to make the melted cheese is the Chihuahua cheese. If you don’t get it the Monterey Jack cheese or the Asadero cheese could also be used.
If your preference are the corn tortillas they can also be used in this recipe.
Prepare homemade chorizo and use it in this recipe, you will love its freshness.
Preparation time .
Recipe for 6 cheese and chorizo tacos.
5.2 oz of Cheese that melts
1.7 oz of Chorizo
6 Flour Tortillas (5.2 oz)
1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz)
1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Frying Pan
1 Baking Dish
1 Tortilla Container
1 Chopping Board
Fry the Chorizo
Dice 1/4 of an onion, then reserve.
Finely chop 1.7 oz of chorizo, then reserve.
Heat in a frying pan over medium-high heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil.
Incorporate in the frying pan the chorizo that was minced and fry it for approximately 1 minute, until it releases some of its fat; stir regularly.
Add in the frying pan the onion dices that were cut.
Mix the frying pan ingredients and fry them for about 3 minutes, until the chorizo is lightly cooked; stir regularly. Then set aside.
Melt the Cheese
Preheat the oven to 345º F.
Grate 5.2 oz of cheese that melts and put it in a baking dish.
The cheese is used grated because it melts faster and the melted cheese acquires a better consistency.
Transfer from the frying pan to the baking dish the chorizo that was cooked.
Put in the oven the baking dish and leave the ingredients baking for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
When the Cheese is about to be Ready...
Heat on a griddle over medium heat 6 flour tortillas for about 45 seconds per each side, until they are well heated.
Transfer from the griddle to a tortilla container the tortillas that were heated and take it to the table.
Verify that the cheese that was left baking has melted, if not leave it baking for a longer time.
Sometimes some fat accumulates on the melted cheese surface, if this happens to you remove it.
Very Good Appetite!
Recommendation: Also put on the table some of the pico de gallo salsa – you will love the freshness and the combination of flavors.