This Mexican dish makes for an awesome anytime snack or even breakfast. I had chicken fajitas the previous evening and the leftover filling and tortillas were the inspiration for me to make this the next day. Very easy to make, and particularly great for when you are hangry.
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 tbsp salsa
- 2 tbsp guacamole
- 4/5 jalapenos (Jarred)
- 2 tortillas
- Filling of your choice, chicken, pork, beef, refried beans, lentils, etc.
- 3 tbsp Grated cheddar or mozzarella
- 1 spring onion for garnish
1. Dice the jalapenos and add them to your filling.
2. Heat a non-stick pan on a low heat, no need for any oil. Slap a tortilla down, add your filling on top and then sprinkle the cheese all over the top.
3. Place the other tortilla on top and press it down lightly. You want the melting cheese to stick both tortillas together with the filling sandwiched in between. Cook it for about 1-2 mins. Then carefully flip the quesadilla over, it may be easier to place a plate or flat tray over the top of the pan and invert the whole pan, then slide the tortilla back into the pan for another minute or so. You need to be careful that you don’t burn the tortilla, remember the bread is only thin. As you can see from my photo mine is cooked a little too much, this was because someone had decided to move the spatula I was using to a new home so I couldn’t flip it in time lool. Sh*t happens hey!
4. Now you’ve flipped your tortilla, get some fried eggs cooking in another pan. Whilst the eggs are on the go, top your tortilla with a nice even layer of the salsa and then dollop some guacamole on top.
5. Now place your quesadilla onto a plate and add your lovely fried eggs on top, scatter some finely sliced spring onions on top and dig in!
Add your favourite hot sauce on top of the eggs, it will go beautifully with those luscious egg yolks, crisp tortilla and juicy filling.
Once you have made this once you will see how quick and easy it is to throw together, this is definitely one for parents or those tired from work and just need some fuel.
If you give this recipe a go don’t forget to let me know!