Quesadilla. Melting chorizo wedges

Quesadilla (Fot. The Marmot / Flickr)

I can still remember my first quesadilla. It was 7 years ago at my favorite pub Regeneration in Warsaw. It was like love at first sight. What is this? I asked. I want to eat it everyday!

A quesadilla is a wheat tortilla or a corn tortilla filled with cheese, a savoury mixture, and/or vegetables, cooked often on a griddle, then folded in half to form a half-moon shape. They are typically filled with Oaxaca cheese (queso Oaxaca). Oaxaca cheese is a stringy Mexican cheese made by the pasta filata (stretched-curd) method. Usually cooked without the addition of any oil.

You need:

  • 4 wheat tortillas,
  • 100 g Cheddar cheese, grated,
  • 100 g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced,
  • 125 g thinly sliced chorizo,
  • 1 ready-roasted red pepper, sliced,
  • guacamole, to serve (not necessary)

Scatter the red pepper and chorizo over 2 tortillas, then sprinkle over the cheeses. Place the remaining 2 tortillas on top and gently press together.

Heat a pan until hot, add a tortilla and cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned, then turn the tortilla over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the pan and keep warm. Repeat with the remaining tortilla.

Serve the tortillas cut into wedges with guacamole but not necessary.

Enjoy your meal!

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