Fast-off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas

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Fast-off-the-Grill Chorizo Quesadillas
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Description

Chorizo is a flavorful Mexican sausage that can be found in speciality grocery stores and some large supermarkets. This is a great starter for your outdoor gathering.

Ingredients

3/4 pound Mexican-style pork chorizo sausage
5 flour tortillas (10-inch)
16 ounces refried beans (black bean)
1/2 pound colby cheese (shredded)
1 cup fresh cilantro (loosely packed)
olive oil (For brushing)
1 1/2 cups tomatillo salsa (store-bought, see cook's note)

Directions

1Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Use a spatula to crumble the chorizo as you place it in the pan. Sauté the chorizo until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the chorizo from the skillet to a plate.
2Arrange 5 tortillas on a work surface. Spread about 1/4 cup refried beans evenly over half of each tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Scatter about
31/3 cup cooked chorizo over beans. Scatter a generous 1/3 cup of cheese over top. Divide and arrange cilantro over top of cheese. Fold opposite half of tortilla over the filling. (The quesadillas can be assembled up to 1 hour before serving. Cover loosely with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out, and
4set aside at room temperature.)
5Prepare a medium fire in a charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill on medium. Brush outsides of tortillas with a small amount of oil. Using a wide spatula, transfer quesadillas to the grill. Grill on one side for about one minute, slide and turn quesadillas 90 degrees, grilling until nice cross-hatch grill marks appear. Slide spatula underneath to flip quesadillas and grill the second side. Transfer the quesadillas to a cutting board. Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the quesadillas into 5 wedges. Arrange on a platter and serve immediately accompanied with the tomatillo salsa.
6Serves 8.
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NutritionView more

480Calories
Sodium59%DV1420mg
Fat48%DV31g
Protein45%DV23g
Carbs9%DV28g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories480Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat31g48%
Saturated Fat13g65%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol65mg22%
Sodium1420mg59%
Potassium590mg17%
Protein23g45%
Calories from Fat280
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate28g9%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.