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Fiery Queso Fresco Recipe
Most cheeses contain high percentages of acidic fats making them a fairly fatty food to consume. However, it is much lower in fat, making it a healthier alternative, if made with goat milk.  
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Ingredients

2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 red pepper, diced
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, very finely chopped
2-3 plum tomatoes, diced
¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Dash ground pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cups chicken stock
½ cup white wine (optional)
1 bay leaf
16 ounce round package queso fresco  (farmer’s cheese)

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Step 1

Chop all veggies in advance.

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Step 2

In a deep skillet, heat olive oil. Then add onions and carrots and sauté until carrots are tender and onions are translucent. About 6 or 7 minutes.

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Step 3

Then add tomatoes, red bell pepper and sauté for another 5 minutes.

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Step 4

Add tomato paste and spices. Mix until well combined.

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Step 5

Add chicken stock, wine and bay leaf.

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Step 6

Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes.

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Step 7

While the sauce is cooking, prepare the cheese by slicing across in 3 to 4 even pieces.

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Step 8

Heat a large pan or skillet and add sliced cheese. Cook until toasty brown on both sides.

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Step 9

Ladle serving platter with sauce and placed slice cheese over it.

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Step 10

Top with another layer of sauce and serve.

Fiery Queso Fresco Recipe

Most cheeses contain high percentages of acidic fats making them a fairly fatty food to consume. However, it is much lower in fat, making it a healthier alternative, if made with goat milk.  

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