Cheese and Mushroom Quesadillas

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is basically a "mexican grilled cheese" , very quick and easy to make. I like to add some crumbled bacon to mine every once in a while. Be creative! And enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and chiles, stir well, and cover.
  3. Continue to stir every minute or so, replacing the cover each time, until the mushrooms have released a lot of juice, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover, and let briskly simmer until all the liquid has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  5. Taste and season with salt, usually about 1/4 teaspoon.
  6. Add the cilantro.
  7. Heat a well-seasoned or nonstick griddle or heavy skillet over medium heat.
  8. Turn the oven on to its lowest setting.
  9. One by one, make the quesadillas: Lightly brush 1 side of each tortilla with oil, then lay it oiled side down on the hot griddle.
  10. Spread with about 1/4 cup of the cheese, leaving a 1/4-inch border all around.
  11. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the mushroom mixture down the center of the cheese-covered tortilla.
  12. When the cheese begins to melt (but before the tortilla begins to crisp), place another tortilla on top and flip.
  13. Cook, flipping the quesadilla every minute or so, until the cheese is completely melted and the tortilla crisps, about 3-5 minutes in all.
  14. As each quesadilla is done, transfer it to a baking sheet and keep in a warm oven.

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Hot Stuff! I added yellow and orange peppers, and onions. Cooked along with the mushrooms. For the tortillas I used jalopeno wraps. And topped then with yogurt. Just yummy~!

Rita~ July 16, 2003

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