Green Chile Waffled Quesadilla

The two-sided heat and the compression of the waffle iron make for a quick and impressive quesadilla. You can use a...

The two-sided heat and the compression of the waffle iron make for a quick and impressive quesadilla. You can use a Belgian or standard waffle iron for this recipe. This recipe was created by Will It Waffle, using PAM Cooking Spray.

Notes

Ingredients
• 4 flour tortillas
• PAM Cooking Spray
• 1 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese, such as queso Chihuahua or Monterey Jack
• ¼ cup chopped canned green chiles

Directions
1. Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Coat both sides of the waffle iron grid with PAM Cooking Spray
2. Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and, taking care because the waffle iron is hot, spread half of the cheese and half of the green chiles evenly across the tortilla, leaving a margin of an inch or so around the edge of the tortilla. Top with another tortilla and close the waffle iron.
3. Check the quesadilla after 3 minutes. When the cheese is melted and the tortilla has golden brown waffle marks, it is ready. Remove the quesadilla from the waffle iron.
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the remaining ingredients, cut into wedges, and serve.

Variations
For a more substantial meal, add one of the following to the tortilla in Step 2:
• ½ cup shredded chicken or pork
• ½ cup sliced steak
• ½ cup refried beans

Garnish with one or more of the following:
• Chopped scallion
• Crumbled bacon
• Sour cream
• Salsa
• Guacamole

Chile Shopping Tip

Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Chile Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.