I wanted this delicious sauce to be archived on my site as a sauce and not just as a pork recipe, so I’m reposting it at this time. 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, I decided to try my hand at it with some pork for dinner. 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. This sauce is also delicious on seared chicken and fish. Of course, I first ate this as a fondu with toasted bread cubes to dip into it (I would now use low-carb bread cubes, of course)! If serving as a fondu, you will likely need to add a little more cheese, at is is supposed to be quite thick. You’ll have to recalculate the carbs for any additional cheese you melt into it, however.
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2 T. unsalted butter
1 link chorizo, removed from the skin and crumbled
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: Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. 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 if serving with meat, lay the seared meat on top. Pop into preheated 350º oven and bake for 15 minutes or until bubbly and the flavors have fully melded. Serve 1/4 of the sauce over each portion of meat. This pairs nicely with mashed cauliflower or a nice guacamole salad.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 servings, each contains:
45 g fat
4.35 g carbs, 1.15 g fiber, 3.2 g NET CARBS
36 g protein
654 mg sodium