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Thursday, February 06 2014

These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main meal.

Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas
Recipe from 
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
  • 8    ounces   bulk chorizo or mild Italian sausage
  • 1/3   cup   chopped onion
  • 2      cloves garlic, minced
  • 1      fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 6    6 - 8 inches   vegetable-flavored or plain flour tortillas
  • 1    tablespoon   cooking oil
  • 1    cup   shredded Monterey Jack and/or queso fresco (Mexican farmer cheese) (4 oz.)
  • 2    tablespoons   snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
For filling, in a medium skillet cook chorizo or sausage, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Pat chorizo mixture with paper towels to remove as much additional fat as possible. Stir in jalapeno pepper; set aside.
Brush one side of 3 tortillas with half of the cooking oil. Place tortillas, oiled sides down, on a large baking sheet. Spread the chorizo filling over tortillas on baking sheet. Combine cheese and cilantro or parsley; sprinkle over filling. Top with the remaining tortillas. Brush with the remaining oil.
Place quesadillas on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until filling is heated through and tortillas are starting to brown, turning once halfway through grilling. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Makes 8 servings.

nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 232, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 32, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 15, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 10, vit. A (IU) 194, vit. C (mg) 2, sodium (mg) 346, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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