Queso Flameado

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“"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.”

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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