Thursday, August 20, 2009

Smokehouse Quesadillas

Years ago, Chili's restaurant had Smokehouse Quesadillas on their menu. It was one of my favorite things to order there. When I found out this wasn't on the menu anymore, I came up with my own version.

This can be served as an entree for 2 or 3 people, an appetizer for about 6.


2 tablespoons margarine
1 large onion, thinly sliced
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 pound thinly sliced smoked turkey
sweet and smoky barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons margarine, melted

Melt 2 tablespoons margarine in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and set aside.

Brush one side of 2 tortillas with melted margarine. Place buttered side down on an extra large baking sheet. Spread each tortilla with a thin layer of barbecue sauce. Sprinkle each tortilla with about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Add onion and top with turkey. Add another layer of cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, pressing firmly. Brush tops of tortillas with melted margarine.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through. Cut each tortilla into 6 or 8 triangles and serve hot.
Note: You can use any kind of smoked turkey. I generally use smoked turkey from the deli shaved really thin so it's falling apart. It works just as well to use smoked turkey lunchmeat slices.

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