Chorizo and Red Pepper Quesadillas

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 5 min 4
Chorizo and Red Pepper Quesadillas
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1 link (10cm x 2.2cm dia) Sausage, chorizo, pork and beef (chopped)
3 stalk(s) Green onion (thinly sliced)
2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese, low fat
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (chopped)
4 tbsp Salsa, ready-to-serve (for serving)
8 medium tortilla(s) Whole wheat tortilla


Assemble quesadillas: Place 4 tortillas on a work surface. Dividing evenly, scatter chorizo, bell pepper, and scallions over each, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over each, and top with remaining tortillas. Press lightly to seal.

Place 1 quesadilla on a paper towel. Top with another paper towel, a quesadilla, and a third paper towel. Microwave the 2 stacked quesadillas on high for 2 minutes or until cheese has melted.

Carefully unstack quesadillas (they will be very hot), and remove paper towels. Place on a platter. Repeat with remaining 2 quesadillas.

Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve with salsa, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 505
Calories from fat 215
Calories from saturated fat 122
Total Fat 23.9 g
Saturated Fat 13.6 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.2 g
Cholesterol 42 mg
Sodium 1115 mg
Potassium 471 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 10.5 g
Sugars 4.9 g
Protein 28.3 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.8
Milk Alternative 1.2
Vegetables 0.7

Energy sources


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