Quesadillas

Recipe Source: Gourmet - December 2005

Quesadillas
Quesadillas

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4

    lb pepper Jack cheese, coarsely grated (1 3/4 cups)

  • 1/2

    cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2

    tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2

    teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 to 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 8

    (7-inch) flour tortillas (not low-fat)

  • 1/2

    cup chunky salsa

  • Stir together cheese, beans, cilantro, and cumin.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then add a tortilla. Top with a scant 1/2 cup cheese mixture, spreading evenly, then top with 2 tablespoons salsa. Cover with another tortilla.

  • Cook until underside is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until other tortilla is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with more oil and remaining tortillas, cheese mixture, and salsa. Serve cut into wedges.

Directions

1. Stir together cheese, beans, cilantro, and cumin. 2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then add a tortilla. Top with a scant 1/2 cup cheese mixture, spreading evenly, then top with 2 tablespoons salsa. Cover with another tortilla. 3. Cook until underside is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until other tortilla is golden, 1 to 2 minutes more. Repeat with more oil and remaining tortillas, cheese mixture, and salsa. Serve cut into wedges.

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