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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Family Favorite Recipes - Quesadillas

I should call these "Game Day 'Dillas" because we almost always make these on Monday for Monday Night Football, Saturday for Saturday's college football games, or Sunday for Sunday Night Football.  Yep.  We're football junkies. lol   This is one of those recipes that just kind of came together and is something that we've been making for years.  You can make these any way that you want to really, just cheese and beans or chicken, or fully loaded like I like mine!  The amount of ingredients really depends on how many people you're feeding and who likes what, so if you have a lot of tomato eaters, you will need more, if no one likes tomatoes but you, then you won't need as much. :-)  So, no amounts are given here....


burrito-sized flour tortillas

for the inside:
cooked chicken breast - sliced into thin strips
black beans - drained and rinsed
chopped onions, green bell pepper, garlic and mushrooms that have been sautéed until soft
chopped tomatoes
chopped green onion
sliced black olives
shredded Colby/Jack cheese

condiments on the side:
sour cream

We use a griddle to cook our quesadillas on, but if you don't have one, a large skillet should do the job.

Melt some butter on the griddle and place on flour tortilla on the melted butter.  Sprinkle on some of the shredded cheese.  Now add whatever ingredients you want in the inside.  Then top with another good sprinkle of cheese.   Top with another flour tortilla.  Cook until it is lightly browned on one side and then push the quesadilla as far to the side of the griddle that you can and melt some more butter in the open space on the griddle.  Then, with a large spatula (I use our big, wooden pizza spatula) turn the quesadilla.  If you are cooking these in a skillet, I would remove the quesadilla onto a plate or cutting board, melt the butter in the skillet and then return the quesadilla to the skillet, laying it on the uncooked side.   Cook a few more minutes until lightly brown.  Transfer to a cutting board and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then slice with a large knife, like a Chef's knife, or cut with a pizza roller knife (which works really well actually!)   Put on your plate and pile on some of your favorite condiments and enjoy!

This is one of those recipes that I haven't written down ever, so I'm trying to remember how to make them as I type this out.  So, if you have any questions, please ask!  They are really easy and oh-so good! I just had some leftovers..... ;-)

God Bless,


  1. We love the game too, especially when the Boise State Broncos play! You "dillas" really looks like the perfect pairing for us. We love everything you put in these. Thanks for a winner!

  2. Thanks for the recipes! I always can use a bit of inspiration.

    And thanks so much for linking up to Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Commercial Break!


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