Fast-off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas

Fast-off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas

Ready in 45 minutes
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3/4 pound bulk pork chorizo
5 (10-inch) Flour tortillas
1 16-oz can black bean refried beans
1/2 pound colby cheese; grated
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves; loosely packed
1.5 cups tomatillo salsa; store-bought (see Cooks Note)

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Use a spatula to crumble the chorizo as you place it in the pan. Saute the chorizo until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo from the skillet to a plate.

Arrange 5 tortillas on a work surface. Spread about 1/4 cup refried beans evenly over half of each tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Scatter about 1/3 cup cooked chorizo over beans. Scatter a generous 1/3 cup of cheese over top. Divide and arrange cilantro over top of cheese. Fold opposite half of tortilla over the filling. (The quesadillas can be assembled up to 1 hour before serving. Cover loosely with plastic wrap so they dont dry out, and set aside at room temperature.)

Prepare a medium fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on medium.

Brush outsides of tortillas with a small amount of oil. Using a wide spatula, transfer quesadillas to the grill. Grill on one side for about one minute, slide and turn quesadillas 90 degrees, grilling until nice cross-hatch grill marks appear. Slide spatula underneath to flip quesadillas and grill the second side.

Transfer the quesadillas to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the quesadillas into 5 wedges. Arrange on a platter and serve immediately accompanied with the tomatillo salsa.


Republished with Permission, National Pork Council


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coreyluigard 3 years ago

Just made these but used soyrizo instead, really good!!
Bumpmn 5 years ago

Republished with Permission, National Pork Council [I posted this recipe.]
tyson 10 years ago

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