I love hearing the hum of my Cuisinart food processor as it effortlessly combines the five simple ingredients into a ball of tortilla dough. It’s been awhile since I made homemade flour tortillas and I thought tonight was a perfect night for something with a Mexican twist. Rather than turning to my usual taco dinner, I opted for a different familiar favorite.
These quesadillas take on a unique flavor beyond anything similar you have ever tasted. Since homemade tortillas tend to be thicker than most store-bought varieties, the final product has the sensation of eating a fancy flatbread sandwich. The lime juice gives the turkey filling a fresh burst of flavor, while the cheese makes every bite a gooey one.
- 1 Tbl. olive oil
- 1 Tbl. jalapeno pepper, minced
- 3 Tbl. onion, minced
- 1 cup roasted turkey or chicken, diced
- 2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 8 Homemade Flour Tortillas
- Heat the olive oil in a nonstick fry pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions and jalapeno peppers for 1 – 2 minutes or until the onions are slightly translucent. Add the diced turkey and lime juice to the mixture and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.
- In a separate flat nonstick pan, coat the entire surface with cooking spray, and bring the pan to medium high heat. Place a single tortilla in the coated pan. Spoon two tablespoons of the turkey filling and a small amount of cheese on top of the tortilla. Top with a second tortilla and lightly coat with cooking spray.
- Carefully flip the entire quesadilla after approximately 1 – 2 minutes. Cook the quesadilla for an additional 1 – 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the exterior is slightly crispy. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Serve with fresh salsa and your choice of toppings.