Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chipotle Chorizo Sandwich

Hm, I've noticed that everything so far this month has been a bit spicy. It is supposed to be good for your heart, but I'll try to mix it up a bit for the next recipe.

This one is no exception to the spicy rule however. It's tasty and spicy, and while there is cheese and fried things....well, okay, this one isn't great for you. And it's not really a neat meal. You could put it in a pita instead of having it open faced, but as a date food, it really depends on what you are going for. Messy food is suitable when you have been dating for a while. Because you may drop some on yourself, you may laugh, and if he laughs back...maybe he needs a little chorizo and cheese on his shirt too...

Or you guys could just eat it.

Chipotle Chorizo Open Faced Sandwich

1/2 lb chorizo
4 slices bread
4 tbsp Chipotle Olive Oil, divided
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
handful of french fried onions

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan to medium heat. Add the onions and green peppers. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are softening and becoming translucent. About 5 minutes.

Slice open the chorizo casing and discard. Add the meat into the pan with the onions and peppers, breaking it up well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the meat is cooked through. About 10 minutes.

Stir in the cheddar cheese. Cover and let melt. Spread the last 2 tbsp of oil on your bread and put in the oven on broil until it just starts to brown. 1-2 minutes. The cheese should be melted by now as well. Stir the meat and cheese mixture to really distribute everything evenly.

Serve over the toasted bread with a sprinkle of fried onions on top of each slice.

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