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Cheese Chorizo Burritos

Cheese & Chorizo Burritos

Cheese & Chorizo Burritos


Makes 4 to 6 servings


Onion-Chili Relish*
24 corn tortillas (4-inch diameter) or 6 flour tortillas (8-inch diameter), cut into quarters
8 ounces queso Chihuahua or Monterey Jack cheese
4 to 6 ounces chorizo
Chilies for garnish

*Or, substitute Fresh Tomato Salsa for the Onion-Chili Relish.


  1. Prepare Onion-Chili Relish.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap tortillas in foil.
  3. Cut cheese into very thin slices. Divide slices evenly among 4 to 6 small, ovenproof plates. (Or, place slices in 1 large, shallow casserole.)
  4. Remove and discard casing from chorizo. Heat medium skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce heat to medium. Crumble chorizo into skillet. Brown 6 to 8 minutes; stir to separate meat. Remove with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Keep warm.
  5. Bake cheese 3 minutes. Place tortillas in oven; continue baking 4 minutes more or until cheese is melted.
  6. Place tortillas in serving bowl; sprinkle chorizo evenly over cheese. To serve, spoon cheese mixture onto tortillas and top with relish; fold tortilla around filling. Garnish, if desired.

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