Dinner Time - Sweet Chorizo Quiche in Masa crust

After the tamale pies turned out so well, I started thinking about other places I could substitute the Masa crust I used in them for flour based crusts, and Quiche was my first thought.  I love a good manly quiche.  Pork fat makes it seem better to me than veggies, so that's the direction I tend to go.  Since I tend to think of Masa as a south-west ingredient, I went that direction with the ingredients for this quiche.  It has a great combination of sweet and savory due to the combination of spice in the sausage and the sweetness of the condensed milk.


1 1/2 cups Masa Harina flour

3/4 cup Chicken Broth

1/3 cup corn oil



1 lb Chorizo sausage

2 tbs. Masa Harina

1 cup shredded Sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup Cojita cheese

2 eggs

1 can sweetened condensed milk



1. Preheat oven to 350

2.  Combine ingredients for crust, mixing thouroughly until dough holds together.  Cover and set aside.

3.  Brown Chorizo in skillet.  Add Masa until it all is coating the sausage.

4.  Press dough into deep pie pan, ensuring it is even across bottom and around sides (1/4 to 1/3 inch thick)

5.  Add sausage to unbaked crust.

6.  Add cheese over meat

7.  Combine eggs and milk, pour over cheese

8.  Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes, until knife to center comes out clean.

9.  Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes to set