Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

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12oz Chorizo, casings removed
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, chopped (remove seeds for milder flavor)
8 flour tortillas
Olive oil or pan spray
1 cup (4oz) grated cheddar, Mexican cheese blend, Monterey Jack or queso fresco
Fresh cilantro



In a skillet, cook chorizo, onion, garlic and jalapeno until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain and blot with paper towels to remove excess fat.

Brush oil or spray one side of a tortilla and place greased side down in a skillet or on a grill.

Spread ¼ of filling over tortilla and sprinkle ¼ of cheese and cilantro.  Place a tortilla on top and brush or spray with oil.

Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and tortillas are lightly browned, turning over halfway through cooking.

Cut into wedges and serve.

Optional: Serve with salsa, guacamole, refried beans, sour cream or pico de gallo.