Queso Flameado

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PanNan

"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.

Top Review by Marmish

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown chorizo in a large skillet over medium heat, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Pour off the fat.
  4. Add the onion, tomato and mushrooms and chile, if using, and sauté until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Meanwhile, spread the cheese in a small metal baking dish and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until completely melted.
  7. Remove from the oven.
  8. Pour the chorizo mixture over the melted cheese.
  9. 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.
  10. Heat the tortillas (can wrap in a paper towel and heat in microwave 1 minute).
  11. Divide and place cheese/chorizo mixture inside each tortilla and folding them over to form a taco.

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