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Muenster and Chorizo Quesadilla

Muenster and Chorizo Quesadilla

Teresa Finney
Spicy, smoky chorizo marries nicely with muenster cheese in this tasty quesadilla. Garnish with tomato salsa, a dollop of sour cream, or just eat it straight up.
Servings 4


  • ½ pound chorizo sausage
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 12- inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cups grated muenster cheese


  • ►Add chorizo to a medium skillet set over medium heat. Cook 6 minutes, breaking up sausage with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and drain chorizo on a paper towel–lined plate.
  • ►Melt butter in chorizo skillet. Add 1 tortilla and cook on 1 side for about 20 seconds. Sprinkle one-quarter muenster cheese on half of the tortilla. Add one-quarter cooked chorizo on top of the
  • muenster and fold tortilla in half using a metal spatula.
  • ►Continue cooking quesadilla until muenster is fully melted and tortilla becomes golden brown, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • ►Cut each quesadilla into triangles and serve.

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