Salsa Negra-Baked Goat Cheese

If you are in love with the stronger flavor of goat cheese (as I am), feel free to replace the cream cheese with more goat cheese.
Servings: 6as a snack
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Ingredients

  • One4-ounce log fresh goat cheese
  • One3-ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 to 3tablespoonsSalsa Negra
  • A tablespoon or so of grated Mexican queso añejo or other garnishing cheese like Parmesan or Romano
  • About 1/3cup chopped cooked bacon
  • A smallhandful of cilantro leaves
  • Tortilla chips for serving (preferably thicker ones like you get from a local tortilla factory)

Instructions

In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese and cream cheese until homogenous and easily spreadable.  Spoon into a small baking dish and form into a disk (a 6-inch earthenware cazuela is ideal—like the ones you see in tapas bars).  Flatten the top.  Spoon the salsa Negera evenly over the cheese. Bake in a 350-degree oven until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

Sprinkle on the queso añejo (or a stand-in), bacon and cilantro, and you’re ready to serve with tortilla chips for scooping.

Comments

  1. OMG one of the best things we’ve ever made! Absolutely delish and can’t wait to make it again. What else can I do with the salsa negra?

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