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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Grilled Quesadillas

Yes, it really is September already! Time to get ready for tailgate parties and camping in the fall. My brother, Larry, is camping this weekend I hope he is reading the blog. You can only eat so many hamburgers and hot dogs. Not that I don't love them, but this is a great change with a big bowl of chili or alone.

There is no law that says you can't throw anything else on that sounds good. I have this thing about pine nuts.

Grilled Quesadillas
Serves 8 - don't count on it
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8 flour tortillas
6 ounces Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced
4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons, melted butter

On one half of the flour tortilla, arrange a few slices of the cheese, tomato and jalapeno. Top with some scallion and cilantro. Fold the tortillas in half. Preheat rill to medium-high. Place on the grill and grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Brush with the butter as it grills. Cut into wedges.


  1. Ymmm. I make quesadillas a lot. Always have tortillas around. We use pepper jack cheese, chicken, pickled jalapenos and salsa with some sour cream on top.

  2. pine nuts, eh? interesting! i love quesadillas, and involving the grill just adds a whole other bucket of awesomeness. :)

  3. Nearly everything is better with fresh cilantro leaves, but I never would have thought of pine nuts. I love reading your ideas.


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