Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
"Flaming cheese" is all the rage in Mexican restaurants here. This is a simple recipe to make it at home. It's based on the recipe in the Los Barrios cookbook.
- 1⁄4 lb chorizo sausage, casings removed
- 1⁄2 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small tomatoes, diced
- 1⁄4 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
- 1 serrano chili pepper, minced (optional)
- 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
- 2 tablespoons 151-proof liquor, such as everclear
- 6 flour tortillas
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Brown chorizo in a large skillet over medium heat, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Pour off the fat.
- Add the onion, tomato and mushrooms and chile, if using, and sauté until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile, spread the cheese in a small metal baking dish and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until completely melted.
- Remove from the oven.
- Pour the chorizo mixture over the melted cheese.
- Pour the liquor over the top, and using a long match, carefully ignite the liquor- the flames will die down in 30 to 40 seconds.
- Heat the tortillas (can wrap in a paper towel and heat in microwave 1 minute).
- Divide and place cheese/chorizo mixture inside each tortilla and folding them over to form a taco.
This was good. Make sure you drain the chorizo well, or things could get messy! I also did not add the optional ingredients, as I did not have them on hand.