This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Altos Tequila for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I've been blogging about grilled cheese sandwiches for almost 7 years now. To be honest, If it weren't for melted cheese, I wouldn't be the person I am today. There's just something so simple and beautiful about it - almost like a magical golden potion that can instantly make people happier and all warm and fuzzy feeling inside. But these awesome feel-good properties aren't just contained to cheese. You know what else helps people happy and all warm and fuzzy inside? Tequila!
So what happens when you combine two of the best things on earth? Keep reading!
ALTOS TEQUILA QUESO FUNDIDO SMOTHERED CEMITA GRILLED CHEESE
2 tablespoon milk
**(extra for garnish if desired)
1 tablespoon chicharones
1. Begin by adding olive oil, onion, tomato, and pickled jalapeño to a pan. Then turn the heat to medium and cook for a few minutes until soft and beginning to brown. Next, add the tequila and smoked paprika, and stir around until it dissolves into the other ingredients. Finally, add cheese and milk and stir constantly until melted. Set aside.
2. Place one slice of bread not the cutting board and smear the chopped chipotle peppers into the bread. Add half of the cheese, pork, pickled red onions, tomatoes, cilantro, pickled jalapeños, the rest of the cheese, and the remaining piece of bread. Butter the exterior of the sandwich and place into a pan. Turn the heat up to medium and let the grilled cheese cook on one side until crisp. Flip and repeat until all remaining cheese has melted and both sides are golden brown and toasty. Set aside,