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Queso Flameado

December 21, 2010


  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, casings removed
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 serrano chili pepper, minced (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons 151-proof liquor, such as Bacardi Rum
  • flour tortillas

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 onions, tomato, mushrooms (optional), and peppers (optional), and saut? until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Remove from the heat.

6. 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. Wrap in a paper towel and heat in microwave for 1 minute.

11. Divide and place cheese/chorizo mixture inside tortilla and fold to form a taco or burrito.

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