Perfect for a weekend brunch, a weekday lunch or an end of night snack, these quesadillas are just a winner all round. If you have never tried quesadillas before then now’s your chance. They really are so easy and quick to make and more importantly, so tasty to eat. The two main ingredients required for any quesadilla are soft flour or corn tortillas and some good cheese. The rest is up to you.
I’ve gone for a combination of Cumberland sausages, red onion and mature cheddar in mine. Cheese and onion is a match made in heaven, as is sausage and onion, but when the three are put together something even more incredible happens. Give this combination a go first and then get experimenting with some other flavours. Another one of my favourites is monterey jack cheese with red peppers, red onion and jalapeños… Amazing!
(Serves 1 for lunch or 2 for a light snack)
20g unsalted butter
Half a red onion, sliced
2 Cumberland sausages, skinned
1 soft flour tortilla
As much mature cheddar cheese are you like, grated
Salt and fresh black pepper
- Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan with the unsalted butter and gently fry the onion until soft. Add in the skinned sausages and turn up the heat. Fry until all golden brown and then remove from the heat. Drain sausage and onion mixture on a piece of kitchen towel.
- Lay out your soft flour tortilla and spoon the sausage and onion mixture onto one half. Sprinkle over as much cheese as you wish and then season well. Fold in half making sure that everything is well sealed inside the tortilla wrap.
- Heat a griddle pan to a high heat until it begins to lightly smoke. At this point carefully place the quesadilla into the pan cooking for a couple of minutes on each side, or until griddle lines have appeared and the cheese has melted.
- Cut into 4 slices and then get stuck in!