Wednesday, February 27, 2013

chorizo and peppers quesadillas


This is one of those meals that I think I could probably eat every. single. day. And maybe that's because we ate this for like, 3 days in a row.

Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to make because they're so quick, versatile, and deeeelicious. This one, with flavorful chorizo and spicy peppers, is a new favorite. And with avocado and feta sprinkled on top, well... that just makes everything better.

Chorizo and Peppers Quesadillas
makes 2 quesadillas

you'll need:
1/2 lb. chorizo
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1 fresno pepper, seeded and chopped
4 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
4 flour tortillas
a little butter for toasting
for garnish: chunks of avocado, crumbled feta

Brown chorizo in a skillet over medium high heat (you don't need to add any oil or butter- the chorizo has enough fat to cook down on it's own). Once chorizo is cooked through, remove and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add peppers to skillet and cook for about 4 minutes, until softened and a bit charred. Remove and set aside with chorizo.

Add a bit of butter to the skillet. Once it's melted, place 2 tortillas down, covering each with some cheese, then evenly distribute the chorizo and peppers on top. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on and top with remaining tortillas. Cook until the bottom is crispy and golden brown (2-3 minutes), then flip and cook for another couple minutes.

Remove quesadillas and cut into fourths. Sprinkle avocado and feta over the top, and enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. I love making (and eating!) quesidillas too! The addition of the chorizo in these sounds delicious!

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    1. Thanks! The best part of making them is definitely EATING them! :)

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  2. Yummmmmmmmm! This looks amazing!

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  3. I'm so happy looking as this vision of beauty, I just wanna cry... tears of joy. Chorizo, spicy peppers, avocado and feta... the hits just keep on coming.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! We totally speak the same language...

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  4. What a simple, yet delicious looking recipe (the best kind!). I am thinking that this would be great made with soyrizo :).

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    1. Thanks! Yes, yes, that would be delish!

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  5. Ooooh mama these quesadillas are calling my name. YUM!

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! They called my name WAY too much haha... hence the eating them 3 days in a row! :)

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  6. Mmmm - that looks fabulous. Could your avocado be more perfect? Delicious!

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  7. I love the chorizo in a quesadilla! Delicious! I don't think I could imagine a better lunch! I am stopping by from Call Me PMC. Have a wonderful day! http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! And yes - love chorizo in just about anything!!

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  8. I love how you can take something simple like a quesadilla and add a few more ingredients and make it into a gourmet dinner! These sound delicious!

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    1. Thanks! :) I love how quesadillas are so versatile!

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  9. Those big chunks of avocado are just so inviting! YUM! :)

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    1. Thanks, Averie! I'll take just about ANYTHING covered in avocado :)

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