Why Not Make Quesadilla For Your Kids Dinner?

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A easy recipe kids love are Quesadilla. Queso” is cheese in Spanish.  And a quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside.  Not only is this a meal the whole family can enjoy, it also easy on the  family grocery budget.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan to medium high heat.

Add a small amount of oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) or butter and spread it around the bottom of the pan with a spatula .

Place one large flour tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips.  Pockets of Air should begin to form within the tortilla.

Add a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself.

Add whatever additional ingredients you choose – grilled diced chicken, onion, sliced mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc.  Do not  layer on the ingredients to thickly, this is a quesadilla, not a quiche.

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Reduce the heat to low and cover he cast iron pan, to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla.

After a minute, check to see if the cheese is melted. If not, return the cover until the cheese is melted.

When the cheese is melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side.   The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If not flip every 10 seconds until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

Quesadilla are delicious served with thinly slice some iceberg lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

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