Queso Flameado –A Mexican appetizer
If you’ve ever ordered Queso Flameado in a Mexican restaurant, it’s a flavor you won’t soon forget. It’s a thick melted cheese fondu with chorizo crumbled in it served with flour tortillas to roll it up in. It is considered an appetizer. It is sooo good! Well, this new dish I created this evening is an entree with pork that features the ingredients of that popular appetizer. If you love Mexican food, you’ve GOT to try this dish!
350 gr pork , cut into 4 portions
1 link chorizo, removed from the skin and crumbled
2 T. unsalted butter
4 large green onions, chopped
1/2 c. red bell pepper, chopped
1 c. cilantro, chopped
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. Water
200gr Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (or more if you can afford the carbs)
1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. Pound the 4 pieces of pork with a meat tenderizer.
3. Melt butter in large skillet over high heat. Brown pork on both sides until nearly done. Remove.
4. Add crumbled chorizo and brown, crumbling as small as you can as it cooks.
5. Add the green onions, bell pepper and saute until they are tender. Lower heat to medium low and add cream, water and cilantro. Simmer a couple minutes to reduce a bit.
6. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce and lay pork on top.
7. Pop into preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and the meat appear to be done.
8. Serve 1/4 of the sauce over each portion of meat. This pairs nicely with mashed cauliflower or a nice guacamole salad alongside.