Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas

Looking to elevate your quesadillas game? Then give this Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

chorizo quesadillas

Have some leftover Pork Chorizo and not sure what to do with it? How about some Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas. Super easy to make.

If you are not familiar with Chorizo, it’s spicy ground pork used in many Mexican dishes. Now while Chorizo tastes great, it isn’t very diet-friendly.

While Chorizo is relatively high in protein, it’s also high in calories, sodium and fat, making it something you shouldn’t consume often if you are trying to lose weight.

chorizo quesadillas
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A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, then cooked on a griddle.

Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla – Wikipedia.

chorizo quesadillas

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chorizo Quesadillas recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Canola Oil
  • Chorizo
  • Red Onion
  • Poblano Pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Tortillas
  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and the chorizo and cook until browned. Drain most of the liquid.
  2. Return the skillet to the heat and add the onion and poblano pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    chorizon red onion and poblano in skillet
  3. Divide the shredded cheese between 2 tortillas and top each with half of the vegetable chorizo mixture. Top with the remaining tortillas.
    chorizo mixture on tortilla
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and cook each quesadilla individually until the tortillas are brown and crispy and the cheese is fully melted.
  5. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve with your favorite toppings like guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Printable Recipe Card

chorizo quesadillas

Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas

Looking to elevate your quesadillas game? Then give this Crispy Chorizo Quesadillas recipe a try. You won't be disappointed!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course Quesadillas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 quesadillas
Calories 727 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Tbsp Canola Oil
  • 4 oz Ground Chorizo, or more to taste
  • 1 small Red Onion, sliced
  • 1 Poblano Pepper, roasted, seeded, sliced into thin strips
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 ½ Cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
Toppings (Optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and the chorizo and cook until browned. Drain most of the liquid.
  • Return the skillet to the heat and add the onion and poblano pepper. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the shredded cheese between 2 tortillas and top each with half of the vegetable chorizo mixture. Top with the remaining tortillas.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spray the pan with nonstick cooking spray and cook each quesadilla individually until the tortillas are brown and crispy and the cheese is fully melted.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve with your favorite toppings like guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 727kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 36gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 955mgPotassium: 328mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1075IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 738mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Fred says:

    I loved this chorizo quesadilla was better than I could ever imagine.

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