Pork in Queso Flameado Sauce

Pork in Queso Flameado
Pork in Queso Flameado Sauce

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!  My husband just loved it, as did I!   This dish also sports some very impressive nutritional numbers below, so it’s a keeper in my book.  It is suitable for all phases of Atkins and other Ketogenic diets.

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12 oz. pork loin, 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

6 oz. Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded (or more if you can afford the carbs)

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 350º.  Pound the 4 pieces of pork with a meat tenderizer.  Melt butter in large skillet over high heat.  Brown pork on both sides until nearly done.  Remove.  Add crumbled chorizo and brown, crumbling as small as you can as it cooks.   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. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce and lay pork on top.  Pop into preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and the meat appear to be done.  Serve 1/4 of the sauce over each portion of meat.  This pairs nicely with mashed cauliflower or a nice guacamole salad alongside.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 4 servings, each contains:

567 calories

45 g  fat

4.35 g  carbs, 1.15 g  fiber, 3.2 g  NET CARBS

36 g  protein

654 mg sodium

527 mg potassium

33% RDA Vitamin A, 37% B6, 33% B12, 40% c, 8% E, 5% calcium, 10% copper, 18% iron, 11% magnesium, 5% manganese, 39% niacin, 36% phosphorous, 33% riboflavin, 55% selenium, 83% thiamin, 30% zinc

48 thoughts on “Pork in Queso Flameado Sauce

  1. Chris

    One of our favorites! I par-grilled a pork butt roast cut into thick slices for extra flavor and slowly finish it in the sauce. Awe so delicioso

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    1. You could sub in coconut milk for the cream, but I don’t know about the “non-dairy” cheeses out there. You’ll have to do some investigating or Googling to see what is made.

  2. Crista Hagan

    My husband does not eat red meat or pork. I can replace the chorizo with a turkey or chicken sausage, but what about the pork loin? Do you have any idea of a meat replacement for that? Would chicken breasts taste good? Thanks!

  3. Helen Hurley

    This was fabulous! I substituted evaporated milk instead of cream. Nice creamy sauce and the flavor was spectacularly, phenomenally scrumptious!

    1. Thank you, Linda. Glad you like these flavors. Be sure to try the sauce on seared chicken breast sometime, as it’s marvelous used that way, too. 🙂

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