Saturday, August 27, 2011

Quick and Tasty Chourico & Peppers Quesadilla

I love Friday evenings. It's a quick and easy night. Although i try to make what I post quick and easy, sometimes there are just those that stand out more than others. This will be a Faster than you can imagine meal that will get you raves in the kitchen! These quesadillas have 5 ingredients and couldn't be quicker and full of flavor. A Portuguese version of a Mexican classic. A classic Quesadilla with a spicy Portuguese sausage. The Chourico contains its own spices, such as garlic and smoked paprika. This is a recipe you can save for football, soccer, baseball, afterschool, or a busy Friday evening as I did. It's also great the next day to tote for lunch!

Chourico & Peppers Quesadilla

1 Stick Chourico (Portuguese sausage)
½ Green Pepper sliced in strips
½ cup onion chopped
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
2 Medium Tortillas


In a sauté Pan
Saute Chourico until browned.
Add peppers and onion.
Saute mixture until peppers and onions are translucent.
Set aside.

Warm a non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Lay Tortilla in skillet, flat.
Sprinkle ¼ cup cheese on one side of tortilla.
Lower the heat to Medium-Low.
Add Chourico and peppers mixture on top of cheese.
Add additional ¼ cup cheese on top of Chourico and Peppers mixture.
Fold tortilla over to cover meat and cheese mixture.
Turn tortilla to ensure brown on both sides.
Keep on heat until cheese appears to ooze out of seams.
Remove from heat
Place on cutting board.
Let rest 1 minute.
Cut tortilla with a “V” to retrieve 3 triangles.
Quesadillas can be served alone or with salsa, guacamole, sour cream etc…
Play with it…Enjoy!

**A note about the “Chourico”.
There is also a Spanish Sausage called “Chorizo” it can be substituted here.
Any protein really can be used here. A precooked Rotisserie chicken is Great in this.
Play with it. Make it your own!