Party Quesadillas with Jalapeno Jack and Fresh Chard

Russ Myers


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Swiss chard is in the same family as beets. If you let it go it will form roots resembling beets.

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12 servings


15 Min


15 Min


Stove Top


1 1/2 C. Finely chopped red onion
Vegetable (or olive) oil
1 1/2 C. Coarsely chopped chard leaves (packed)
4 Flour tortillas (8-inch)
1/2 lb. Jalapeño jack cheese (thinly sliced)
1 tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

Sauté onion in large oiled skillet for about 5 minutes or until tender-crisp. Add chard and sauté 1 minute longer. Steam tortillas in steamer or in microwave oven for about 1 minute or just until flexible. Top one half of each tortilla with one quarter of the cheese. Spoon one quarter of the onion-chard mixture on top of cheese. Fold each quesadilla over like a turnover and pat to stay folded. Wipe out skillet then heat over medium-high heat with a little oil in bottom. Add quesadillas and cook, turning once, until light golden and cheese melts. Cut each quesadilla into 3 or 4 triangles. Arrange on plate, garnish with red pepper and place in 250 degree oven until ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican