Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas

Quesadillas are easy, fast to make and are a crowd pleaser.  Often served as an appetizer or a simple lunch, they can also make for a quick dinner served alongside a green salad. The Wolf Griddle provides the even and precise temperature to insure a crispy, evenly browed quesadilla. Our version has a spicy Mexican chorizo filling that gives it a kick! Help celebrate National Quesadilla Day (September 25, 2020) with this quick and easy meal!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Level: Easy

Yields: 2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 8 – ounces Mexican chorizo- links or ground
  • 1 – tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil (do not use olive oil as it will begin to smoke)
  • 1 – cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 – tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 4 – 10-inch flour tortillas

Instructions:

  1. If using links, remove the meat from the casing.
  2. In a small sauté pan on medium high, heat the oil and add chorizo. While the chorizo is cooking, use a wooden spoon to break it into small pieces.
  3. Once fully cooked, remove the chorizo and place it on folded paper towels to remove the excess grease.
  4. Preheat your Wolf Griddle to 325F for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Place two tortillas on the griddle. Top each with ½ cup of cheese and 4 ounces of chorizo. Sprinkle with cilantro if using.
  6. Top with the remaining tortillas.
  7. Cook for about 5 minutes a side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  8. Remove quesadillas from the griddle and serve.