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

Dinner Time - Warm southwest potato salad with Chorizo and Cojita

OK, I've been posting recipes several times a week for almost six months, and I can honestly say that of all the things I have showed you how to make so far, this one is the most likely to appear on the menu when Carrie and I open a restaurant.  I found the idea while looking through the custom recipe feed I have setup on Flipboard the other day, and kicked it up a couple notches to a main dish with the simple addition of some browned Chorizo sausage and Cojito cheese.  The family and I love potato salad, but I get tired of the heaviness of all that mayo.  Add the sweet deliciousness that comes from a roasted yam and you can not imagine how good this tastes and smells.

You can find the original recipe here.  My only changes were to add the chorizo at the end, and to use Cojito instead of Feta.  An amazing slice of fatboyheaven!