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Chorizo Quesadillas

March 3, 2014Danita

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Some of you may be asking, “What is Chorizo?”  It’s a slightly spicy Mexican pork sausage, originating in Spain but enjoyed in many Latin American countries.  The flavor varies slightly by country due to availability of spices.  

Here in Texas we have “Mexican” Chorizo.  It comes uncooked in a casing like many other types of sausages, but in Florida the Chorizo is “Cuban” and comes smoked so it is more like a beef or pepperoni log.  Both have a wonderful flavor and can be used in a variety of recipes…like Bolichi, a traditional stuffed roast.    

Chorizo can be substituted or mixed with ground beef in any Mexican dish.  We prefer mixing it and  like it in tacos, nachos, and enchiladas, but for these Chorizo Quesadillas I didn’t use any beef.

Here’s the Recipe:

  • Chorizo – 1 link
  • 6-7″ flour tortillas – about 4
  • 1/2 cup Cheddar Jack cheese
  • Optional Topping:  salsa, sour cream, jalapeno

*Measurements are approximate -adapt ingredients to individual liking*

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Remove sausage from casing and fry until cooked through, set aside

**Unlike hamburger it doesn’t change color much when cooking.  It cooks quickly, probably in about 5 minutes**

It tends to be less fatty than hamburger so no need to drain

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Butter one side of each tortilla

Heat a large skillet over high heat

*I have a special flat cast iron skillet that I use.  We call it the “Tortilla Pan” because it’s only used for heating tortillas and making quesadillas*

Place 1 tortilla, butter side down, on skillet

Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of cheese on half the tortilla 

*The tortilla will be folded so make sure you only put it on half*

Top with desired amount of Chorizo

*Keep a close watch on the skillet to make sure it doesn’t get too hot.  Reduce heat if necessary*

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Fold other side of tortilla onto cheese and Chorizo

Allow a few seconds to melt cheese, then flip

Continue to grill tortilla until golden brown on both sides

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Cut in half to form “triangles”

Serve with salsa…I used Salsa in a Snap

Chorizo Quesadillas
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Chorizo - 1 link
  2. 6-7" flour tortillas - about 4
  3. 1/2 cup Cheddar Jack cheese
Optional Toppings
  1. salsa
  2. sour cream
  3. jalapeno peppers
Instructions
  1. Remove sausage from casing and fry until cooked through, set aside
  2. It tends to be less fatty than hamburger so no need to drain
  3. Butter one side of each tortilla
  4. Heat a large skillet over high heat
  5. Place 1 tortilla, butter side down, on skillet
  6. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of cheese on half the tortilla
  7. *The tortilla will be folded so make sure you only put it on half*
  8. Top with desired amount of Chorizo
  9. Keep a close watch on the skillet to make sure it doesn't get too hot. Reduce heat if necessary
  10. Fold other side of tortilla onto cheese and Chorizo
  11. Allow a few seconds to melt cheese, then flip
  12. Continue to grill tortilla until golden brown on both sides
Notes
  1. Measurements are approximate. Use as much cheese and chorizo as you like in each quesadilla. Unlike hamburger it doesn't change color much when cooking. It cooks quickly, probably in about 5 minutes
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7 Comments

  • Julia

    March 11, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    Its too early in the morning and I haven’t had coffee… lol. Your Chroizo Quesadillas. I didn’t even spell my name right. Sheesh.

    1. Danita

      March 11, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      Thanks Julia! I don’t care what you call it…just glad to be featured! Enjoy your coffee.

  • Juli

    March 11, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    I wanted to let you know I was featuring your Cheese Ravioli Lasagna on my Tasty Tuesday link up today! Come stop by and grab a featured button and link up!

    Julia @ http://www.minivandreams.com

  • OKC Mom of 3

    March 5, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    I bet my husband would love these, he likes chorizo. I am pinning for reference. Maybe I will make it for him some day 😉
    I am following you on social media. Dropping by from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.

  • Cathy Compeau

    March 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com
    #TastyTuesdays

  • angie

    March 3, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    oh so yummy love that the kids would love this as well
    come see what we shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  • Nicky

    March 3, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    I really enjoy chorizo. We had chorizo and eggs for breakfast this morning in fact. I like how you added it a quesadilla. Yum

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