These yummy green chile quesadillas come straight from Kat’s kitchen. I was enlightened when one day she pulled out her flat iron griddle and layered green chile and cheese between tortillas and grilled them. I kept thinking why hadn’t I thought of that! It was so simple but one of the tastiest things on earth. I topped them with some chunky guacamole with sweet corn and flamethrower sauce. You may want to serve these on the side but we had them as our entire meal. Once you start you just can’t stop!
I like to get my toppers made up front so when the quesadilla’s come off the griddle you can get them hot! I wanted to taste all the things that go with green chile so I started with big chunks of avocado, tomato, sweet corn (fresh roasted corn would have been perfect), green onion, and cilantro followed by a spritz of lime.
Sorry for the lighting over the stove. Lay the quesadilla on the hot cast iron griddle. You can use a cast iron skillet or even a non-stick skillet, whatever you have on hand. No need for any butter or oil, these will toast up in just a few minutes.
Don’t forget to top your quesadillas with some chunky guacamole and flamethrower sauce.
Green Chile Quesadillas
8 Large Flour Tortillas
12 – 16 Hatch Green Chile, roasted, stemmed seeded and peeled
12 ounces Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Lay out 1 large flour tortilla and add a layer of shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Lay 3 – 4 green chiles across the cheese layer covering as much of the tortillas as possible. Add another layer of shredded cheese and top with another flour tortilla.
Place the quesadilla onto a heated cast iron griddle or skillet. Grill for several minutes until the tortilla begins to brown and cheese begins to melt. Flip the quesadilla over to grill the other side. Cut the quesadilla into triangles with a pizza cutter. Top with Chunky Guacamole, Flamethrower Sauce, or salsa of choice.
Chunky Guacamole with Sweet Corn
2 Haas Avocados
1/4 cup Green Onion Tops, sliced
1/4 cup Tomato, diced
2 tablespoons Sweet Corn
2 tablespoons Cilantro
Spritz of Lime Juice
Salt to Taste
Peel and seed avocados. Mash the avocados with a pastry cutter to get a chunky guacamole. Combine remaining ingredients and blend together.
To keep guacamole from turning brown, lay thin slices of lime over top, seal and refrigerate. Remove lime slices before serving.