Chorizo Quesadillas

posted: 02/20/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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SERVES Makes 3 quesadillas, 12 pieces

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 3/4 pound fresh chorizo, or spicy Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6x8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Sour cream, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread oil onto it with a brush.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Add onions and saut? for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chorizo and stir to break up into crumbles. Cook for an additional 6 to 8 minutes until chorizo is cooked through and the onions are soft. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Place 3 tortillas on prepared baking sheet. Divide 1/3 of the chorizo-onion mixture between each tortilla and top with some grated cheese. Top each with another tortilla and brush with remaining vegetable oil.
  5. Place quesadillas in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Raise heat to 450 degrees and bake an additional 5 minutes until slightly blistered and browned. Watch closely to avoid burning.
  6. Remove from oven and slice each quesadilla into 4 pieces. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and some chopped cilantro.

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