Recipe of the week : Quesadillas

    For this week’s recipes, we are traveling across the border and taking a bite out of quesadillas. They are pretty simple to make and bring a little Latin flavor to indulge your appetite. Quesadillas are a great idea for lunch or, pared with a side dish, makes for an excellent dinner.

CHEESE QUESADILLA
Start to finish: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Four 10-inch flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend
4 tablespoons butter
½ cup salsa
¼ cup sour cream

Lay the tortillas flat on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle some cheese on half of each tortilla, a bit away from the tortilla’s edge. Fold the tortillas in half over the cheese to form a half-moon shape.

    Warm a skillet over low heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter.  After the butter has melted, add the tortillas to the skillet.  Cook until they are lightly brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

    Place the quesadillas on a plate, top with sour cream and salsa, and enjoy.

CHICKEN QUESADILLA
Start to finish: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Salt and pepper, to taste
2 – 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
½ cup salsa
Four 10-inch flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese, cheddar or Mexican blend
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup of sour cream

Season chicken with your preferred amount of salt and pepper. With a skillet over medium heat, heat chicken 5-7 minutes on each side. Cut into thinly sliced pieces.
Lay the tortillas flat on a cookie sheet. Top with chicken and about 3 teaspoons salsa. Sprinkle some cheese on half of each tortilla, a bit away from the edge. Fold the tortillas in half over the cheese to form a half-moon shape.

    Warm skillet over low heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter to each tortilla. After the butter has melted, add the tortillas to the skillet. Cook until they are lightly brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

    Place the quesadillas on a plate, top with sour cream and salsa, and enjoy.

The best thing about quesadillas is that they can be made in minutes. They are delicious, and a meal option for vegetarians or meat eaters. You can always switch the recipe up, by adding some sliced veggies or exchanging the chicken for any other type of meat. So how about adding a little spice to your life and enjoying a quesadilla. (Recipe adapted from allrecipes.com)

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