Thursday, July 23, 2009

The best Quesadilla Triangles EVER!!

These are the best quesadilla's I have ever had. Even the sauce for it is amazing. (sauce is to the left of picture)

This recipe is made to serve 8 people - 16 flour tortillas but I've cut it down to 4 people (8 tortillas) and 2 people (4 tortillas) so it's possible. And they are so filling I am only able to eat one, if I eat two I am stuffed. I got this recipe from "In the Kitchen - The Costco way". Jeff and I went to Costco one weekend and they were handing out free cookbooks which have fantastic recipes using Costco products and this was one of them. I improvised the recipe a little bit because I don't buy everything at Costco so I will give you both recipes.

6 MorningStar Farms* Chipotle Black Bean Burger, Garden Veggie Patties or Gardenburger The Original, thawed (I just cooked enough chicken for the amount of people eating, shredded it and sprinkled poultry seasoning on top- very simple).
1 each red, yellow, and green bell peppers, cut in 1/8 inch dice
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese (this I do buy at Costco- it's cheap compared to grocery stores)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (also buy at Costco) ( I add 1 cup if I don't have Montery jack cheese)
1/2 cup shredded Montery jack cheese ( I have never added this because I don't buy this cheese on a regular basis, but I am sure it will taste very if you were to add it)
1 cup roasted tomato salsa ( I just use 1 cup of the brand Pace salsa - I actually buy a huge container of this at Costco, but you can also buy a smaller jar at any grocery store and I am sure any brand of your favorite salsa would work too)
16 10-inch flour tortillas
Melted Butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F
2. Cut thawed burgers into 1/4 inch diced ( like I said above I just shred chicken and add a little poultry seasoning)
3. In a large bowl, combine burger (chicken), peppers, cheese and salsa. Mix thoroughly and set aside
4. Cut each tortilla into a 7-inch triangle - ( I don't like to waste tortilla even if it may be a little bit easier to handle- you could try both ways - their way or I like to fold in what i would have cut off then wrap the rest of the tortilla around the filling to make a triangle. I hope that makes sense, if not I can try and explain again in the comments.
5. Place about a little less than half a cup of filling in each triangle; fold each corner into the center, overlapping one another.
6. Brush quesadillas with melted butter and cook in a nonstick pan over medium heat until browned, about 1 min per side. Place in the oven for 5 min (I leave it in till the cheese is melted, which takes about 10-15 min) or until heated through

Cilantro lime sour cream Dipping sauce
4 oz sour cream
1 1/2 Tbls freshly squeezed lime juice
1 oz fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp. each: ground cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well
( When I had 4 people over for dinner this was not enough so I would make double if you have more people)Here's a little bit of closer look on how I wrapped it. If you have any questions please comment.


Paula said...

Those look really good! We are definitely going to try this recipe.

The Bountiful Ridge's said...

I'll second the fact that they are amazing! Very very tasty... :)

Jennie said...

I'll third it! :) Diana made these for us when they were here for the reunion, and they were SO good. The sauce was too spicy for me though. I really do think I'm a wimp when it comes to spiciness.