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Two-Cheese Chorizo Quesadillas with Watercress
serves 2
Chorizo Quesadillas with WatercressIngredients


  • 1/4 pound fresh Mexican chorizo, casing removed

  • 1/2 cup packed watercress leaves

  • 3 ounces crumbled cotija or feta cheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 3 ounces shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • Two 8-1/2-inch flour tortillas

  • Kosher salt


Procedure


Add chorizo to heavy-bottomed 10-inch non-stick skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until chorizo is crumbled and cooked through. Transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain and reserve. Wipe out skillet with paper towel.





Add chorizo, watercress, cotija, and cheddar cheese to medium bowl and toss to combine. Spread half of mixture over half of one tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Fold tortilla in half and press down firmly. Repeat with remaining tortilla.


Add 1 tablespoon oil to now-empty skillet and return to medium-high heat and heat until shimmering, about 1 minute. Add both tortillas to skillet. Brush top of tortillas with remaining tablespoon oil and season with salt. Cook until first side is crisp and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Using spatula, carefully flip tortillas. Season top side with salt. Cook until second side is crisp, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer to cutting board and allow to rest 1 minute. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with pico de gallo or guacamole.


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