Secret Recipe Club – Easy Chorizo Quesadillas

Chrizo Quesadilla (4)

For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’m a procrastinator. A pretty big one. I very much enjoy being part of Secret Recipe Club, though I almost find the four week window to explore your assigned blog, pick a recipe, make it and write to be too much time. This month it certainly go the best of me. Healthy-Delicious was my assigned blog for this month. I’m a huge fan of Lauren’s blog and have been since I was introduced to it via SRC a few months back. After learning my assignment I quickly went her site, fantasizing about all the awesome recipes I could try. And then I stopped. Moving got in the way. First my old kitchen was too boxed up to make anything. Then my new kitchen became so filled I couldn’t even get inside. Time was quickly ticking away. I managed to find my knives, a few pans and set to work to see what I could come up with. Lauren’s Chorizo Quesadillas with Chipotle Cream was listed under One Pan and Quick Weekday Meals. I can truly attest to you that even with only a quarter of a kitchen this recipe is possible and delicious.

I had big plans of jazzing the recipe up, as always. A can of black beans would have been a great addition. Too bad the can opener was no where to be seen. Instead I just went with some fancy ingredients. I found a lovely, spicy veal chorizo and paired it with smoked Gouda. The chipotle cream went, mostly because the sausage already had enough of a kick. Finally, a hearty dollop of homemade guacamole–essential to practically any dish, Mexican or not.

Chrizo Quesadilla (3)

Easy Chorizo Quesadillas with Homemade Guacamole (Adapted from Healthy-Delicious) Serves 4

  • 1 lb chorizo sausage
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped and juice drained
  • 1/4 c minced red onion
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 4 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 lb smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream for serving

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and crumble chorizo into pan. Cook until warmed through. Meanwhile, make the guacamole. In a medium bowl mash avocado, still leaving it slightly chunky. Stir in tomatoes, onions, lime juice, salt, garlic powder and cumin. Mix well and set aside.

Spray a large, nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Fill half your tortilla with 1/4 each chorizo and cheese, making sure to mound mixture in center.

Chrizo Quesadilla (1)

Fold tortilla in half and place on large skillet. Press down on tortilla a few times with a spatula, cover and cook 5-7 minutes until cheese begins to melt and bottom side is browned. Carefully flip tortilla and cook on other side for 5 minutes.

Chrizo Quesadilla (2)

Cut tortilla into 4 wedges and serve with guacamole and sour cream.

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19 comments on “Secret Recipe Club – Easy Chorizo Quesadillas

  1. Quesadilla’s are so good. I would love this, the smoked cheese and chorizo are really a great filling.

  2. These look wonderful with the combination of flavors. And I totally understand the procrastination thing. It just drives my husband nuts. But when you’re moving (and I recently moved too) it takes awhile to get resettled. It’s not just unpacking a box. It’s relaxing your body into a new place, and that takes a little more time.

    • I keep hoping I’ll come home one day and it will all be put away. I know it takes time. I’m a procrastinator but at the still time still expect instant gratification. Sigh…

  3. Tara says:

    These look delicious! Love chorizo, will definitely have to try this.

  4. YUM! Love chorizo together with all these other big, bold flavors! Nice choice 🙂
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  5. This sounds delicious! I love all the wonderful flavors! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  6. sallybr says:

    I hear you on the kitchen troubles, as I am 90% into a kitchen renovation and let me tell you, not fun! 😉

    my husband is completely addicted to chorizo, and anything quesadillas, so of course he would love a big helping of these…

    Happy Reveal Day!

    • Hopefully this is something you can pull off with your remaining 10%. I think you have the better side of the stick though. I get to un-bury my kitchen while you end up with a brand new one.

  7. Melissa says:

    This sounds like a delicious flavor combo! Great pick this month 🙂

  8. Great SRC pick!! They look wonderful!

  9. LFFL says:

    I love the way the quesadillas look.

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