-Cooking Oil -Mexican Chorizo, Beef or Pork -Queso Quesadilla, Shredded
Preheat oven to 300°F. Remove the chorizo from its casing (if any) and grate the cheese on the largest holes of a box grater.
Set an oven-safe skillet over medium heat, and add oil. Cook the chorizo for 7 to 8 minutes, until the fat renders and the sausage is bubbly. Chorizo tends to stick, so stir the pan frequently and don’t turn up the heat.
Drain the fat from the skillet and reserve some chorizo for garnish. If the chorizo is very fatty, place it on top of paper towels to get as much fat off of it as possible before putting it back in the pan. Top the chorizo with the grated cheese.
Place the skillet in the oven and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Don’t overcook the cheese, as it will clump. Place the skillet on a heat-proof surface, garnish with reserved chorizo, and serve immediately. If you wish, you can also garnish with sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, or chopped cilantro leaves.