What you need:

Serves: 2
2 flour tortilla shells
1 Chorizo sausage link
Shredded Mexican cheese
Lime – optional for garnish
Vegetable Oil / Non-stick spray
Griddle, or large fry pan


These quesadillas are a great way to get a Mexican themed party or dinner night going.

Heat a fry pan over medium high heat and add a tablespoon of oil
While chorizo is cooking:  Remove a handful of cilantro leaves from the stems and give them a rough chop with your knife.  Preheat griddle or second fry pan to medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Take a knife and split open the casing on the chorizo sausage link.  Squeeze the chorizo into the hot fry pan, season with a pinch of salt & pepper.  Break up with spatula into small pieces.  Cook chorizo until browned and cooked through.

Once chorizo is done cooking:  place your tortillas on the griddle.  On one half of each tortilla place: 1/2 of the chorizo, a handful of shredded Mexican cheese, and 1/2 of the cilantro.  Fold the tortilla shell in half.  Cook tortilla for a few minutes until the bottom is golden brown,  then flip tortilla over, cooking the other side until golden brown and cheese is melted through.

Remove quesadillas from the heat, using a pizza cutter (or a sharp knife) cut the quesadillas into 4 even pieces.  Serve the quesadillas with a spoonful of your favorite salsa, and lime wedge if desired.

Don’t call mom, read below for helpful tips you may need:

-Chorizo is a type of pork sausage which can be found in most supermarkets next to the other sausage links.
-Cilantro and parsley are two herbs that look very similar, make sure to check the tag or ask your grocer for help.