Friday, June 17, 2011

BBQ Turkey Quesadillas

Mel's Kitchen Cafe hits yet another home run! We had these a few nights ago, and they were sooooo good.

I usually buy my tortillas at the local Mexican restaurant, because I think store-bought ones are horribly processed-tasting. I bought the ingredients I would need at the grocery store, but I didn't want to take an extra trip with ALL FOUR KIDS in tow (I hate that school's out) to the restaurant, so I threw the processed ones in my cart while at the store. These quesadillas turned out yummy, even with the processed tortillas. And that's saying something.

BBQ Turkey Quesadillas
*Makes 4-5 large quesadillas

8 large burrito-size flour tortillas
2 cups shredded leftover cooked turkey
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, store-bought or this homemade version
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (3.5 ounce) can green chiles, drained
2 cups shredded cheese, my favorite combo is monterey jack and sharp cheddar

Sour cream, salsa, avocados for serving

Preheat a griddle or skillet on the stovetop to medium heat. In a medium bowl, toss together the turkey, barbecue sauce and green chiles. Spread an equal amount of this mixture on four of the tortillas (or five if you are spreading it thinner and making more quesadillas). Sprinkle the green onions over the top of the mixture and then top with the shredded cheese. Top with a tortilla and place the quesadillas on the griddle or stovetop, cooking for about 2-3 minutes each side until the tortillas are golden brown and crisp and the filling is hot and cheese is melted.

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe

1 comment:

  1. This has recently become one of our favorite recipes! We've also used ground turkey if we don't have left over cooked turkey and just grill it before adding the BBQ sauce and chiles. Yummmy!
    - lex