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Recipe for Queso Relleno

04 january 2020
2 min. de lectura
Queso Relleno cocina yucateca


Queso Relleno, prepared with a hollowed-out Queso de Bola (Edam cheese), which is then filled with ground beef and pork, almonds, raisins, green pepper, and local spices. It's covered in a white sauce known as K'ool made with flour, lard, and chicken broth, and finally, it's topped with tomato sauce.



Recipe for Queso Relleno

1 Edam cheese with the middle scooped out


¾ k. ground pork


For the stuffing:

1 chopped onion

1 crushed garlic clove

4 tbs. lard

1 chopped sweet chile

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper

¼ cup vinegar

50 grs olives

50 grs raisins 3

tbs. capers

400 grs tomatoes

3 chopped hard boiled eggs


Fry the onion in the lard, add the garlic, sweet chile, the meat, and then everything else.

Fill the cheese with this mixture and cover with a cloth, then steam it to soften the cheese.


K’óol (white sauce)

1 lt. chicken broth

1 bunch epazote

50 g olives

20 g capers

3 tbs. flour




Add the epazote, olives, and capers to the broth. On the side, dilute the flour in a little water, and add to the broth little by little, stirring constantly. Add the salt and a little oil. Keep on low heat.


Tomato sauce:

½ kg tomatoes

½ onion

1 chile xcatik



2 tsp. consomme



Blend the tomatoes with a little water, the onion and the chile. Fry this mixture with the epazote. Season with the consomme and the salt. Simmer uncovered at low heat, stirring until thick, approx. 30 min.


Serve the stuffed cheese with the 2 sauces on top.


Foto credit: Restaurante Habaneros
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