Marvelous Cheesy Mexican Skillet

Andy Anderson !


I threw this together today for my friend from California, and myself, and it came out really good.

Simple ingredients, with an incredible taste.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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10 Min
15 Min
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1/4 lb
ground chorizo
1/4 lb
ground chuck
1 Tbsp
your favorite taco seasoning
2 medium
tomatoes, blanched, peeled, and chopped
2 medium
tomatillos, blanched, peeled, and chopped
1/4 medium
yellow onion, chopped
1 large
jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 clove
garlic, minced
4 oz
tomato sauce
1/2 medium
lime, just the juice
1/2 c
sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1/2 c
pepper jack cheese, freshly grated
flour tortillas


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2Gather your ingredients.

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3Add the ground chorizo and chuck to a skillet over medium heat.

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4Thoroughly cook, about 8 to 10 minutes.

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5Chef’s Note: Use a wooden spoon to break the meat into small bits.

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6Chef’s Note: Drain off any excess grease, if there is any.

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7Add the taco seasoning.

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8Chef’s Note: If you’re looking for a good taco seasoning, you might want to try this: Andy's Taco Seasoning

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9Stir until fully combined, about 1 minute.

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10Chef’s Note: I’m not adding any additional salt because my taco seasoning has enough.

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11Add the chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, garlic, and tomato sauce.

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12Stir until combined.

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13Allow the mixture to lightly simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

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14Add the lime juice and stir to combine.

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15Chef’s Note: You could make this a one-pan meal; however, I prefer to cook the ingredients in a larger pan, and then transfer them to a smaller serving pan. In my case, that would be a small cast-iron skillet.

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16Add the cheese to the top.

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17Finish under the broiler, until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown.

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19Serve with some nice warm flour tortillas. Enjoy.

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20Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Wheat Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom