Quesadilla Pie

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Baby Kato

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@BabyKato

This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Tex Mex. Recipe from website: simplyrecipes.com

If you aren’t familiar with quesadillas, think Mexican version of a grilled cheese sandwich—toasted flour tortillas with melty cheese filling. The best part is that it’s a great way to use up leftovers and odds and ends.

*Hint: Make sure to brush butter on the bottom of the pan to keep the tortillas from sticking, and also to the top of the last tortilla for flavor and to help it brown.

DO NOT skip the butter.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • BASIC INGREDIENTS

  • 4
    4 large flour tortillas (9-10 inches diameter)
  • ·
    butter
  • 1/2
    pound grated cheese, either mild or sharp cheddar, or monterey jack
  • POTENTIAL FILLING INGREDIENTS

  • ·
    beans, cooked (black beans, pinto beans)
  • ·
    tomatoes, chopped
  • ·
    summer squash, chopped
  • ·
    onions (green onions, red onions, onion greens)
  • ·
    mushrooms (if using a lot, sauté first, to remove moisture)
  • ·
    cooked shredded chicken, pork, or beef
  • ·
    chiles, either from cooked green chiles, chopped pickled jalapenos, or salsa
  • ·
    cumin and/or chili powder for extra heat
  • GARNISHES

  • ·
    chopped avocado
  • ·
    chopped cilantro
  • ·
    thinly sliced iceberg lettuce dressed with vinegar and salt
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    salsa

How to Make Quesadilla Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottoms and sides of a pie dish, approximately the same size as your tortillas (I used a 10-inch pyrex pie dish for 10-inch wide tortillas).
  2. Place one tortilla on the bottom of the pie dish. Sprinkle some shredded cheese over the tortilla.

    At this point, you will begin to add your chosen filling ingredients, and start layering the tortillas.

    Make sure each layer has a generous sprinkling of cheese. I use cheese, black beans, and onion greens on the first layer.

    Then I added another tortilla on top of that and put chopped zucchini, chopped tomato, chopped pickled jalapenos, and more shredded cheese.

    I also sprinkled a little cumin and chili powder on this layer.

    I added another tortilla and put more shredded cheese, more black beans, tomatoes and onions.

    Top off your stacked layers with one last flour tortilla. Spread a little butter over the surface of this tortilla.
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Put in oven for 30 minutes on 350°F.

    Then remove the foil and increase the heat to 400°F. Cook for another 15-20 minutes, until the top is lightly browned and cheese is bubbly.

    Remove from oven. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into quarters.

    Serve with chopped avocados, shredded lettuce, cilantro, salsa, and/or sour cream.

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About Quesadilla Pie

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids



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