Spicy Mushroom Torta with Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla Cheese


by Veronica of Muy Bueno Cookbook

Today marks the beginning of National Grilled Cheese Month and to kick-off a month full of grilled cheese goodness the original classic grilled cheese sandwich is going south of the border, and it’s rolling in on a bolillo. All the Southern flavors I love bundled into a buttered roll and held together by warm Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla Cheese.

¡Ajúa! Butter up your bolillos and get ready to awaken your taste buds. Note: You might want to double the recipe and make more than two or you may be sorry.

Spicy Mushroom Torta with Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla Cheese

by Veronica of Muy Bueno Cookbook

Serves 2

2 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
5 tablespoons sour cream
3 roasted Anaheim or California long green chiles, roasted, seeded and sliced in 1/2” strips
1/2 ounce of tequila (optional)
1/2 cup shredded Wisconsin Queso Quesadilla, divided
2 bolillo rolls or French rolls
Avocado slices (optional)

Melt 1 tablespoon butter with olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms and sauté for 10 minutes or until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the sour cream and chile strips and cook until warm. Completely remove pan from heat. Carefully add tequila. Return to heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 minute or until most of the tequila has dissipated. Stir in ¼ cup of the cheese until melted. Set mixture aside.

Preheat a grill pan or panini press. Split rolls in half and arrange them on a work surface. Coat both the inside and the outside of each roll with the remaining butter. Brown the inside of each roll first, layer two slices with the warm mixture, top with remaining shredded cheese and add the other roll half. Grill the sandwiches over moderate heat, turning once until the bread is lightly toasted and the cheese has melted, 5 to 6 minutes.

If using a panini press, close the lid and press down slightly using even pressure. Most sandwiches cook perfectly on a panini press in 2 to 3 minutes.

Garnish with avocado slices, if desired.