Saturday, March 7, 2009

"Applebee's" Quesadillas

We really like this recipe. The flavor is good and the taste is very similar to the actual Applebee's appetizer. I make these for lunch or dinner for a quick and easy dish. Most people have the ingredients on hand in their house most of the time. Last night I used a salsa I preserved in the fall along with my guacamole recipe.
I found the recipe in the book Top Secret Restaurant Recipes. I cut the quesadilla into 4 slices instead of the six.

2 10 inch (burrito size) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/3 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 medium tomato, chopped
2 teaspoons diced onion
1 teaspoon diced canned jalapeno (nacho slices)
1 slice bacon, cooked
/4 teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
dash of salt

On the side
sour cream

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
Spread half of the butter on one side of each tortilla. Put one tortilla, butter side down, in the hot pan.
Spread cheeses evenly onto the center of the tortilla in the pan. You don't have to spread the cheese all the way to the edge. Leave a margin of an inch or so all the way around.
Sprinkle the tomato, onion, and jalapeno over the cheese.
Crumble the slice of cooked bacon and sprinkle it over the other ingredients.
Sprinkle the cilantro and a dash of salt over the other ingredients.
Top off the quesadilla with the remaining tortilla, being sure the buttered side is facing up.
When the bottom tortilla has browned, 45-90 seconds, flip the quesadilla over and grill the other side for the same length of time.
Remove the quesadilla from the pan, and, using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the quesadilla three times through the middle like a pizza, creating 6 equal slice. Serve hot with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on the side.

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