Mexican Hot Link – As seen on Restaurant: Impossible

In As Seen on Restaurant: Impossible, Beef, Entrees, In The Kitchen, Magazine, Pork, Recipesby RI Magazine

From the episode, “Fixing a Family in Houston”

SERVES 4
YOU’LL NEED
1 white onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp chipotle peppers
12 oz ground beef (80/20)
12 oz ground chorizo sausage
4 Texas hot link sausages
4 hot dog buns

MAKE IT
1) In a medium pot, over medium heat, add 1 tbsp grapeseed oil. Add onions and cook through, about 3 minutes.
2) Add garlic and allow to cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
3) Add cayenne pepper, chili pepper, and allow to cook for another 3 minutes.
4) Add tomato paste and chipotle peppers and continue to mix.
5) Using a wooden spoon, add ground beef and chorizo. Stir until chorizo and ground beef are broken up and cooked through.
6) In a separate pan over medium heat, add 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil. Add hot dog buns—1 or 2 at a time—and toast until golden brown.
7) Remove the bun from the pan and turn the heat to high. Add the sausage and cook on all sides.
8) Place the seared hot link on the bun. Top with the ground chorizo mixture and top with triple cheese sauce (see sub-recipe below).

TRIPLE CHEESE SAUCE
YOU’LL NEED
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
2 oz shredded Monterey jack cheese
2 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
1 tsp cayenne pepper

MAKE IT
1) In a medium sauce pot add milk, heavy cream and bring to a boil.
2) Using a whisk, slowly incorporate cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, and pepper jack cheese.
3) Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

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