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Queso Fundido con Chorizo | Melted Cheese and Chorizo

by Lola

Ingredients:
2 tablespoon oil divided
½ medium onion
2 serrano chili peppers diced
10 ounces beef chorizo
3 cups Oaxaca cheese or other white melting cheese
5 Mexican green onions (optional)
2 nopales (cactus paddles) (optional)
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium flame in large pan. Once hot, add onions and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add chile and chorizo and sauté breaking up and stirring constantly to avoid burning for about 5 minutes or until chorizo is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Transfer half of the mixture to a baking dish (or molcajete) and add 1 ½ cups cheese. Add remaining chorizo, then cover with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is thoroughly melted.
  6. In the meantime, heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high flame on large griddle. Once hot, add Mexican onions and cactus paddles. Sprinkle with salt and turn every five minutes until slightly blackened on each side, approximately 15 minutes total.
  7. Remove cheese from oven and serve with cactus paddles sliced lengthwise, onions, and warm corn tortillas or homemade tortilla chips (see recipe below).

Corn Smut Quesadillas | Quesadillas con Huitlacoche

by Lola, but inspired by Pilar Cabrera

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons oil
½ medium onion diced
3 cups fresh huitlacoche or 2 8-ounce cans drained
5 cloves garlic minced
24 4-inch fresh corn tortillas
1 pound Oaxaca cheese or other white melting cheese
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Heat oil on medium flame in large pan. Once hot, add onions and sauté until translucent.
  2. Add garlic and huitlacoche and sauté for about 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, shred cheese for quesadillas.
  4. Heat comal or large flat pan. Once hot, prepare quesadillas with shredded cheese and huitlacoche mixture. Fold in half and heat on each side for about 1 minute on each side or until lightly golden.
  5. Serve with sliced avocado and Grandma Lola’s Spicy Red Salsa.