Montezuma’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Sándwich de Queso a la Parrilla de Moctezuma is an easy comfort food perfect for lunch or dinner!

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Montezuma’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a Mexican Recipe using Oaxaca Cheese, Poblano Peppers and Chorizo grilled on Sourdough Bread.

The Sándwich de Queso a la Parrilla de Moctezuma is made with Poblano peppers, olive oil, Oaxaca cheese, red onions, sourdough bread, butter, and Spanish chorizo.

Serve Montezuma’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich with tortilla chips and a cold beer.

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Grilled Oaxaca Cheese, Poblano & Chorizo Sandwich

Grilled Oaxaca Cheese, Poblano & Chorizo Sandwich

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
The rajas, or strips of charred poblano peppers, provide a mild heat to this hearty grilled cheese sandwich while the smoked Spanish chorizo adds a rich savory element making this a decadent meal perfect for sharing…if you can.

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 person


  • 1 Poblano pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 ounces Oaxaca cheese shredded
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 slices good quality sourdough bread
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 link Spanish chorizo


  • Rub the Poblano pepper with 1 teaspoon olive oil and char over a flame on your stove until completely blackened. Place in a plastic bag for five minutes. Remove from bag and peel off the charred skin. Cut the pepper into thin strips and set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small sauté pan; add the sliced red onion and cook until translucent about 3-5 minutes. Reserve.
  • Thinly slice the Spanish chorizo lengthwise.
  • Lightly butter one side of the two sour dough bread slices. Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat. Place a slice of the bread with the butter down in the frying pan.
  • Assemble the sandwich in the frying pan, layering all of the ingredients. Top with the other slice of bread with the buttered side up.
  • Heat sandwich until the bread is golden brown and the cheese starts to melt. Be careful turning the sandwich over as you do not want all of the ingredien
Keyword Poblanos
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Did You Know?

Moctezuma II, was the ninth tlatoani or ruler of the Aztec Empire, reigning from 1502 to 1520. The first contact between the indigenous civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europeans took place during his reign, and he was killed during the initial stages of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire, when conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men fought to take over the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán.

During his reign, the Aztec Empire reached its greatest size. Through warfare, Moctezuma expanded the territory as far south as Xoconosco in Chiapas and the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and incorporated the Zapotec and Yopi people into the empire. He changed the previous meritocratic system of social hierarchy and widened the divide between pipiltin (nobles) and macehualtin (commoners) by prohibiting commoners from working in the royal palaces.

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