Chorizo Quesadillas

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Step 1: Cook chorizo filling

In large skillet set over medium-high heat, heat 1 tbsp oil. Cook chorizo, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to brown. Stir in onion, red pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until chorizo is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Step 2: Cook quesadillas

Heat large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Divide Oaxaca cheese over half of each tortilla. Top with chorizo mixture, dividing evenly. Fold each in half to cover filling. Brush skillet with 1 tbsp oil. In batches, cook quesadillas, flipping once, for 2 to 4 minutes or until tortilla is toasted and cheese has melted, brushing skillet with more oil as needed.

Step 3: Serve quesadillas

Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve with pico de gallo and sour cream.


For authentic flavor, use Oaxaca cheese. It’s a semihard cow’s milk cheese similar to mozzarella.