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Cheese and Poblano Quesadillas

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. Prep
10 min.
Cook
20 min.
Ready In
30 min.
6 servings
Trans-fat Free, Low Carb, Sugar-Free
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1 1/2cups cheese manchego, shredded
1cup cheese panela, shredded
1/2cup cotija cheese grated*
6each flour tortillas *
1/2cup chipotle salsa *
4each poblano peppers roasted, peeled, seeded and julienned*
2tablespoons butterVideo unsalted, melted
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

In a bowl, mix together the cheeses.

Lay the tortillas on a counter.

Divide the cheese mix into 6 portions and spread over half of each tortilla.

If desired, sprinkle about a tablespoon of salsa over each.

Arrange the chile strips evenly over the cheese.

Fold the tortillas over to enclose the filling and brush the tops with butter.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place a dry griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Place the tortillas buttered side down in the pan.

Cook until very light golden,a bout 1 minute.

Then brush the uncoated sides with butter and flip over.

Cook until golden, and transfer to a baking sheet.

When all the quesa- dillas are cooked, transfer the baking sheet to the oven and bake 10 min-utes, until the cheese begins to ooze.

Serve hot, whole or cut into wedges.

NOTE: Manchego Cheese: There are two kinds of manchego used in mexican cooking - and neither is the high-priced Spanish variety sold in upscale cheese shops.

There is a hard variety (called viejo) and a soft, semifirm, golden one that is an excellent melter.

The soft one is used most often for cooking.

Monterey Jack or muenster can be substituted.

Anejo Cheese: Also known as Cotija, is a salty, crumbly white cheese, similar to feta in appearance.

Romano or washed and dried feta are good substitutes.

Panela Cheese: is a mild, milky-tasting, fresh white cheese often sold in rounds.

A ricotta, farmer's or dry cottage cheese can be substituted.

First published: last updated: 2013-08-23

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 52g (1.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22378% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 30%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 34% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?