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Chorizo Quesadillas Recipe

Chorizo Quesadillas
Chorizo sausage is great in a quesadilla. These quesadillas combine chorizo with pepper jack cheese and green onions. The quesadillas are cooked in the pan, then sliced and topped with a fresh salsa. The salsa is a simple combination of tomato, cilantro, white onion, jalapeno pepper and salt. It is important to have good chorizo sausage for this recipe. I find that a lot of the chorizo from the store does not meet my expectations but I can sometimes find fresh made chorizo from the meat department. If you want to make your own chorizo I have a delicious recipe for it on here. I like to serve these quesadillas with Mexican rice. Enjoy.

Chorizo Quesadillas
Chorizo Quesadillas

Chorizo Quesadillas

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 (12-inch flour tortillas)
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2lb chorizo sausage (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • Salsa-
  • 3 roma tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 small white onion (finely chopped)
  • handful of cilantro (finely chopped)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl combine tomato, jalapeno pepper, white onion and cilantro. Season with salt and mix well.
  2. In a medium pan cook the chorizo while breaking up into chunks with a spatula until fully cooked. Drain off any excess grease.
  3. Preheat a large nonstick skillet or griddle to medium-high heat. Cook a flour tortilla for 20 seconds, flip. Cover half the tortilla surface with shredded cheese and bits of chorizo sausage and green onions. Fold the tortilla in half and press down gently with a spatula and cook for 30 seconds on each side. Remove from the pan and cut the quesadilla into 3 wedges and top with salsa.

Adapted from Food Network.

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