Quesadillas – simple and great!

Made some fantastic quesadillas, for the first time.  They turned out great and I added my touch to them too.

What was best was they were so fresh and not crispy like some of the store-bought products are.  We plan to make them into a meal in the near future…

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 1 medium zucchini (optional)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium sweet  green pepper
  • 2 tomatoes (romano or substitute)
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder (to taste/hotness you like)
  • 1 tbspn garlic/pepper spice
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (pick your favourite)
  • Option:  left over chicken or beef
  • side dishes of sour cream, salsa, guacamole (serve with the quesadillas)
  • 4-8 large tortillas (10″)

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped (I like to use my mechanical chopper to make them really fine) onion, peppers, tomatoes, olive oil, cumin, chipotle powder, garlic/pepper spice and mix together.
  2. Using a fry pan, heat the vegetable mixture prepared above, enough to soften the vegetables to your liking (aprox. 5 min).
  3. On a baking sheet, place down tortillas, add the vegetable mixture (I like to add some meat here too, perhaps chicken or chopped beef) and top off with a generous layer of cheese, then add the top tortilla shell.  You can get 4-8 quesadillas, depending upon how much of the vegetable mix you stuff into each, I get 4 full quesadillas from this recipe (8 tortillas total).
  4. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Cut into 6 pieces, serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

 

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