Thanks to the great folks at Cacique and Society Culinaria for making this post possible. As always, my comments, opinions, and my love for family celebrations and quesadillas are my own.
My favorite part of big game day is the food. I know all those commercials are entertaining, but for me the best part is still the food. But a quesadilla? Am I kidding? Big game day is supposed to be the time when we say “go big or go home!” Can a quesadilla be more than a tortilla and shredded cheese? Well, I say of course it can. It can be anything you want it to be. But to be great, to be right for the big game, you have to use the best ingredients.
That’s why right here, right now, it’s time to go big by combining two all time favorites, nachos and quesadillas! The following was inspired by a recipe I found on Cacique’s Caciquedillaclub.com microsite.
Makes 4 rounded quesadillas
- 4 oz Cacique® Pork Chorizo
- 1/2 cup white onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups refried beans
- 8 flour (or corn) tortillas
- 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
- 4 pickled jalapeño peppers, sliced
- 12 black olives, sliced
- 1 (7 oz) bag Cacique® Four Quesos Blend
- Cacique® Crema Mexicana, to taste
- Guacamole (optional)
You will also need a comal, or, if you don’t have one, a skillet, large pan, or a griddle.
Heat a skillet or large pan over a medium flame. Cook pork chorizo and white onion until soft and crumbly, approximately 10 minutes.
Warm up refried beans in a pot and 8 tortillas on the comal. Keep the tortillas in a tortillero or inside a cloth kitchen towel to keep them warm.
Take 4 tortillas and evenly spread on top of each, one layer each of refried beans, chicken, chorizo, jalapeños, black olives and Four Quesos blend. Cover each quesadilla with one of the remaining 4 tortillas.
One by one cook both sides of the quesadilla on the comal until it is crisp and the cheese has melted. Remove from heat and cut into quarters.
Serve with Crema Mexicana and guacamole, if you wish.
After you tackle this one, if you want to find more great game day recipes, be sure to check out Cacique’s Caciquedillaclub.com microsite, which is full of recipes featuring authentic cheeses, creams and chorizos for making truly authentic, traditional quesadillas in addition to modern classics, like the BBQ chicken and peach quesadilla, the Cuban quesadilla, the waffle quesadilla, the Hawaiian quesadilla and many more!
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Enjoy and Go Team!