Turkey Quesadillas with Homemade Flour Tortillas

Turkey Quesadilla with Homemade Flour Tortillas

I love hearing the hum of my Cuisinart food processor as it effortlessly combines the five simple ingredients into a ball of tortilla dough. It’s been awhile since I made homemade flour tortillas and I thought tonight was a perfect night for something with a Mexican twist. Rather than turning to my usual taco dinner, I opted for a different familiar favorite.

These quesadillas take on a unique flavor beyond anything similar you have ever tasted. Since homemade tortillas tend to be thicker than most store-bought varieties, the final product has the sensation of eating a fancy flatbread sandwich. The lime juice gives the turkey filling a fresh burst of flavor, while the cheese makes every bite a gooey one.

Turkey Quesadillas with Homemade Flour Tortillas
 
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Recipe Type: Entree
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 3 Tbl. onion, minced
  • 1 cup roasted turkey or chicken, diced
  • 2 Tbl. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 Homemade Flour Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick fry pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions and jalapeno peppers for 1 – 2 minutes or until the onions are slightly translucent. Add the diced turkey and lime juice to the mixture and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a separate flat nonstick pan, coat the entire surface with cooking spray, and bring the pan to medium high heat. Place a single tortilla in the coated pan. Spoon two tablespoons of the turkey filling and a small amount of cheese on top of the tortilla. Top with a second tortilla and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. Carefully flip the entire quesadilla after approximately 1 – 2 minutes. Cook the quesadilla for an additional 1 – 2 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the exterior is slightly crispy. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Serve with fresh salsa and your choice of toppings.

Comments

  1. This sounds like a nice way to enjoy some turkey leftovers! I like the sound of making your own tortillas.

  2. I have had a recipe for homemade tortillas sitting in my book for ages. I keep meaning to make it then by the time I make something that needs tortillas it’s too late. Hope to see you join the Cooking with Alicia & Annie blog event this month!

  3. Yum! This is definitely one of the things on my leftover list. Your blog always has so many delicious things on it, and you live in one of my favorite cities!

  4. You still have turkey leftover???????

    Promise me you made these a few days ago!

    Stacey Snacks

  5. Good to make your acquaintance Cory. I loved your childhood reminisces.

  6. Ummmmm! I love how creative you are with leftover turkey.

    Your tortillas look perfect (unlike the continent shapes mine usually are). :)

    It would make me very happy to have that on my plate! Very nice.

  7. abrandnewcolony says:

    Looks yummy! I was totally looking for a way to use up the rest of my turkey :D

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