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Chef Aarón Sanchez teaches us how to make his signature dish Tacos Dorados

Crunchy, creamy and fresh: the perfect taco recipe that’s celeb chef-approved


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America loves tacos. There is no greater joy than biting into your favorite one: Carnitas, Al Pastor or Nopal. The great thing about tacos is how versatile they can be. The chef, whether a professional or an at-home cook, can literally use all of the ingredients that their heart may desire. Celebrity chef  Aarón Sánchez , who has been staying safely at home like the rest of us, shares with HOLA USA two recipes that are perfect for the whole family — his Taco Dorados with Potato & Queso Fresco and Tacos Dorados Chorizo & Queso Fresco. Find the recipes below!

Cacique Potato & Queso Fresco Tacos Dorados by Chef Aaron Sanchez©Cacique
These are the Cacique Potato & Queso Fresco Tacos Dorados by Chef Aaron Sanchez

 Potato & Queso Fresco Tacos Dorados 

Servings: 14

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco, crumbled
  • 1 ¼ cup of Cacique® Crema Mexicana
  • 4 cups of mashed potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of chicken bouillon
  • 14 corn tortillas
  • Neutral oil for frying
  • 2 Tbsp your favorite hot sauce or minced chipotle in adobo
  • 1 cup of shredded lettuce
  • 1 lime

Preparations:

  1. Combine the mashed potatoes with 2 cups of Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco and ¼ cup CaciquCrema Mexicana. Season with the chicken bouillon and set aside.
  2. To toast the tortillas, set them directly over a gas stove’s burners and turn the flame on medium-low. Cook until lightly blistered and charred in places, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side (use tongs to flip them). As they finish cooking, stack and wrap them in a clean, dry dishtowel so they stay pliable.
  3. Divide the mashed potatoes and Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco filling evenly between the tortillas and fold in half to close. Generously coat the bottom of your skillet with oil and heat over medium-high until it’s shimmering. Working in batches so the pan isn’t overcrowded, fry the tacos for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until the tortilla is crisp and golden. Place on a paper towel to drain.
  4. To serve, combine the Cacique® Crema Mexicana with the hot sauce or minced chipotle. Drizzle this over the tacos and top with shredded lettuce and the remaining Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco. Serve with wedges of lime.

 Chorizo & Queso Fresco Tacos Dorados 

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

  • 2 (9-oz) packages Cacique® Pork Chorizo
  • 1 (10-oz) package Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco, crumbled
  • 12 small tortillas, preferably corn
  • Neutral oil for frying
  • 1 cup Cacique® Crema Mexicana
  • 2 Tbsp your favorite hot sauce or minced chipotle in adobo
  • 1 cup of shredded white cabbage
  • 1 lime

Preparations:

  1. Add the Cacique® Pork Chorizo to a large nonstick skillet or well-seasoned cast iron pan. Cook over medium-low heat, using your spoon to break it up; stir regularly until it is completely warmed through and deep brown (scrape the crispy bits from the bottom of the pan).
  2. Transfer the chorizo to a mixing bowl and stir in 1 cup of crumbled Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco. Set aside.
  3. To toast the tortillas, set them directly over a gas stove’s burners and turn the flame on medium-low. Cook until lightly blistered and charred in places, 30 seconds to 1 minute per side (use tongs to flip them). As they finish cooking, stack and wrap them in a clean, dry dishtowel so they stay pliable.
  4. Divide the chorizo filling evenly between the tortillas and fold in half to close. Generously coat the bottom of your skillet with oil and heat over medium-high until it’s shimmering. Working in batches so the pan isn’t overcrowded, fry the tacos for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until the tortilla is crisp and golden. Place on a paper towel to drain.
  5. To serve, combine the Cacique® Crema Mexicana with the hot sauce or minced chipotle. Drizzle this over the tacos and top with shredded cabbage and the remaining Cacique® Ranchero Queso Fresco. Serve with wedges of lime.
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