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Tex-Mex—Quesadillas

 

Tex-Mex Appetizerquesadillas

Quesadillas
(Makes 16 pieces)

Now one of the most popular dishes in the US. It's not hard to see why!


2 T oil
1/2 C Green bell peppers (diced)
1/2 C onion (chopped)
1/2 lb. cooked chicken (shredded)
2 T Taco sauce
1 C Monterey cheese
8 (8”) flour tortillas

Saute onion and pepper in oil for 5 minutes. Add chicken and taco sauce. Cook for several minutes more. Scoop mixture evenly onto 4 flour tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover each tortilla with a second (like a sandwich).

Heat each tortilla in a large skillet on griddle: 2-3 minutes on one side, flip, then 2-3 minutes on the other side. Slice into 4 wedges and serve with sour cream and guacamole.

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Tips & Glossary

Plenty of heat! For many that’s the pleasure of Tex-Mex food. But if you’re sensitive to throat-burning, eye-popping peppers, then turn the heat down—just reduce the peppers.

Chili Powder: dried ground chili peppers typically mixed with cumin, garlic powder, and oregano. You can make your own blend, adding cinnamon, cloves, coriander, paprika, and nutmeg. Briefly heat dried peppers in a skillet to release flavors, then grind them into powder.

Chorizo: a spicey pork sausage. OurTex-Mex recipes use the Mexican version—fresh pork which is cooked before eating. Spanish Chorizo is cured, ready to eat like pepperoni. If unavailable use a hot Italian sausage.

Chili Pepper: any small hot pepper, as opposed to larger, milder bell peppers; includes, cayenne (red), chipotle (smoke-dried jalapeños), habanero, jalapeño, paprika, poblano, serrano, and tabasco.

Chimichanga: a deep fried tortilla, filled with rice, beans, cheese, or meat, and folded into a rectangular packet. It's thought to have originated in Arizona.

Coriander: also known as cilantro and Mexican or Chinese parsley. Both fresh leaves and dried ground seeds are used in Mexican, Mid-East, Asian, and Indian cuisines.

Cumin: an aromatic kin to the parsley and carrot plant; an important ingredient in chili powder. Used especially in Indian curries, but also in Mexican, Thai and Asian dishes. It has an earthy, peppery flavor.

Enchilada: made using corn tortillas, dipped in a sauce, filled and rolled up. They are placed in a casserole dish, topped with sauce and cheese, then baked.

Quesadilla: (kay-sa-dee-ya), literally, “little cheese thing.” In Tex-Mex cooking it has come to mean a sort of grilled cheese sandwich, using two tortillas filled primarily with cheese, grilled in a skillet or griddle, then cut into wedges.

 

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