06 April 2008

Quesadilla Recipe

2 tortillas
Oil (olive or canola) OR Pam cooking spray
Garlic salt
Black beans (rinsed well)
Grated cheese of your choice (I use Cheddar/Monterrey Jack blend)
Lawry's Hot taco seasoning (or mild if you wish)
Optional: onions, tomatoes, jalapeƱos, salsa
chopped lettuce
Ranch dressing of your choice (Jason likes kraft "light done right" 3 cheese)
Optional toppings, but good...
Sliced green onions, tomatoes, taco bell hot sauce, guacamole

Heat skillet to medium
Pour in a small amount of oil into the skillet (like about a teaspoon) or spray with Pam -
Sprinkle oil with garlic salt (again a small amount - maybe 3 shakes)
Place 1 tortilla over oil/salt (I usually rub the tortilla around in the pan to make sure it is evenly coated with the oil/salt)
Sprinkle tortilla with cheese
Add a single layer of beans over cheese
Sprinkle with taco seasoning
At this point you can add you chopped tomotes, onions, jalapeƱos, fresh cilantro or salsa if you wish... I probably wouldn't add all - choose 1 or 2 things
Cover with a layer of cheese (just to cover)
Place other tortilla on top
Cook till first tortilla is golden brown then flip over and cook second side till golden brown
Place on serving plate and cut with pizza cutter into wedges
Top with lettuce (generous amount) tomatoes, etc.
If serving with guacamole, place this in center of quesadilla (makes a nice presentation that way...
Also, small opening bottles (like the ketchup/mustard ones they sell with the small spout openings) are great to put condiments in for this
The small opening makes it easy to control where you put your sauces - makes it easier to be "decorative" with them... if that doesn't make any sense, let me know and I will try to explain better
Hope these work for you as they do me.
For kids, I use mild seasoning and keep them very simple.
good luck :)


Sants said...

Yeah, I am so making this for dinner! How do you keep your quesadilla from falling apart when you flip it?

cozy at home said...

Use a wide spatula/turner thing (I never seem to call a true spatula a spatula... I think turner is the correct term)
Turn quickly, yet skillfully :)