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Category: Appetizers

Molten cheese and sausage (queso fundido con chorizo)

Molten cheese and sausage (queso fundido con chorizo)
Los Angeles Times

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Total time: 45 minutes | Serves 12
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons oil
  • 1 pound pork chorizo
  • 3 cups shredded Jack cheese
  • 3 cups shredded panela cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Fried Tortilla Chips

Step 1Saute garlic and onion in oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes. Remove casing from chorizo. Add chorizo to skillet. Saute, stirring chorizo to break up, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Step 2Spoon 2 tablespoons chorizo mixture into bottom of each of 6 (16-ounce) oval baking dishes. Sprinkle combination of 1/2 cup Jack cheese and 1/2 cup panela cheese over chorizo in each casserole. Spoon dollops of remaining chorizo mixture over top of each.

Step 3Place casseroles on back of grill to melt cheese or bake at 400 degrees until cheese is melted and begins to brown around edges, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle each casserole with green onion and cilantro. Serve with Fried Tortilla Chips.

Each serving, casserole only:
355 calories; 931 mg sodium; 70 mg cholesterol; 29 grams fat; 2 grams carbohydrates; 21 grams protein; 0.12 gram fiber.
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