Queso Fundido Torta

This delicious Mexican sandwich is filled with chorizo and queso oaxaca, which is a unique melty cheese with a stringy texture somewhat similar to mozzarella.

stack of three cut sandwiches with cheese, peppers, and chorizo
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Roast Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers

  • 8 ounce uncooked chorizo sausage, casings removed if present

  • 4 bolillo rolls, split

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 cup shredded Oaxaca cheese (8 oz.)

  • 4 tablespoon butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems, seeds, and membranes.* Place pepper halves, cut sides down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Roast 15 minutes or until charred. Bring foil up around peppers and fold edges together to enclose. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel off and discard skins.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch skillet cook sausage over medium-high heat until browned. Using a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels. Wipe out skillet.

  3. Spread bottoms of rolls with mayonnaise. Fill rolls with pepper halves, sausage, and cheese.

  4. In a 12-inch skillet melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter over medium heat. Add two of the sandwiches. Weight them down with the 10-inch skillet (add a few unopened cans of food to the top skillet). Cook 2 minutes or until golden. Turn sandwiches; replace skillet and food cans. Cook 2 minutes more or until golden and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

686 Calories
48g Fat
37g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 686
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 802mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 25.8mg 129%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Potassium 267mg 6%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 76.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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