Quesadillas with Jack and Spicy Saute

Total Time:
30 min
5 min
25 min

6 quesadillas

  • 1 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium jalapenos, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 medium poblano peppers, quartered lengthwise, seeded, and sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded jack cheese
  • Heat oven to 500 degrees F and arrange 1 rack in top and a second rack in middle.

  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When it shimmers, add onions, garlic, and jalapenos, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add poblanos and stir to coat. Add broth and cook until the liquid reduces enough to just coat the vegetables, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • When pepper mixture is cool enough to handle, top 1 tortilla with 1/2 cup cheese and 1/6 of the pepper mixture, close with a second tortilla. Repeat to make 6 quesadillas.

  • Arrange quesadillas on 2 baking sheets and place 1 sheet on top rack and another on middle rack. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Switch baking sheets and continue to cook until tortillas are golden-brown and crisp, about 5 more minutes.

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