Nacho Abuelitos Grilled Cheese

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
40 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground fresh Mexican chorizo
  • 8 slices good quality white bread, such as Arnold Country White Sliced
  • 8 ounces shredded Chihuahua cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • Restaurant-style tortilla chips, such as Donkey corn tortilla chips
  • Honey Chipotle Crema, recipe follows
  • Honey Chipotle Crema:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt and pepper
Directions

In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil and brown the chorizo over medium heat until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the chorizo, and move to a paper-towel-lined plate. Set aside.

In between two pieces of bread, layer the cheese, chorizo, olives, jalapenos and then another layer of cheese. Add some butter to the griddle over medium-low heat, and place the sandwich on the griddle. Add more butter to the top of the bread and cover with a metal bowl until golden on the outside and gooey in the middle, 5 minutes per side. Open the sandwich and place a few tortilla chips inside, then close again.

Cut into quarters, serve with a side of Honey Chipotle Crema, and be prepared to never eat conventional nachos again.

Honey Chipotle Crema:

Mix the sour cream, cilantro, honey, chipotle pepper, lime juice and some salt and pepper together, and set aside.


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