Sunday, October 03, 2010

Grilled Mexican

When I went home a couple of months ago, I had several ideas for supper.  It ended up being a world traveling tour!  First we went to the restaurant in Memphis and had Russian food.  Then we had Vietnamese Summer Rolls, which I'll post about later, and then we made grilled quesadillas.  I think my parents were a bit wary of these.  They weren't sure how the grilling bit would work...but it turned out great!  We had some leftover chicken and I sauteed some peppers and onions, as well as roasted squash and zucchini.

All you have to do it put the filling ingredients that you want, put some (or a lot) cheese on it, fold in half, and grill!  So good!  The tortillas got a tad crispy on the grill, which I loved.  We served it with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.  Side dish was watermelon and "grilling beans"...which weren't so good!
They were basically baked beans with a kick.  So, if you need a quick dinner that can please everyone...even a picky eater...try these quesadillas.  You could even do them on an indoor grill/George Foreman. 

Grilled Quesadillas
chicken/beef/shrimp/beans (cut chicken/beef into strips)
Sauteed onions
sauteed peppers
roasted/grilled veggies
Sides: salsa, sour cream, guacamole (just avacados, lemon juice, and salt)

Place desired filling ingredients on HALF of the tortilla.  When filled, flip the unfilled side on top of the filled side.  Slide on to grill.  When most of cheese has melted, flip over (just roll from one side to the other by rolling over the folded edge) and cook until completely melted and you get grill marks.  Serve with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.  Enjoy!


Abby said...

I've never tried putting a tortilla on the grill, but I love the idea!

The JR said...

Yes, they do look good!