Sausage Queso

Sausage Queso is easy, using just one skillet, and should appeal to anyone who likes sausage or cheese. From Sidney Carlisle's article on Super Bowl recipes.
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced black olives
  • 4 tablespoons picante sauce or salsa, well drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only (no stems)
  • 6 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeños
  • 12 flour tortillas
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Wrap the tortillas in foil and set aside. Crumble the sausage into an ovenproof skillet. Cook over medium heat until the sausage is brown and no trace of pink remains. Remove from the skillet and drain thoroughly on paper towels. Drain any grease from the skillet and wipe clean with paper toweling.

Dump the sausage back into the skillet. Add the olives, picante sauce and cilantro and stir well. Sprinkle the two cheeses over the top of the mixture. Bake uncovered 5 minutes. Place the tortillas in the oven. Bake the queso about 10 minutes more, until the cheese is bubbly.

To serve, spoon the queso onto warm tortillas and eat while hot.

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Note: Sausage Queso may be served with tortilla chips, but it's much better spooned onto hot flour tortillas. It's a versatile recipe and fun to serve at a party. It will also serve four when something fast is needed for dinner. Recipes
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