Football Food: Quick and Easy Corn, Green Chile, and Cheddar Quesadillas

Football Food: Quick and Easy Corn, Green Chile, and Cheddar Quesadillas

Football Food: Quick and Easy Corn, Green Chile, and Cheddar Quesadillas

 

Football season is here!

If you’re a Chicago Bears fan, undoubtedly you’re going to want to focus your attention on the game, not on cooking. Well, unless, of course, Cutler decides to become an interception machine. Then, by all means, divert your eyes and cook up a storm. However, if he’s playing well, then merely whip up these quesadillas in a few minutes, sit back, and enjoy the game.

Now, if he starts to throw interceptions after you’ve made these cheesy, gooey delights, DO NOT throw them at your TV screen. Experience teaches us (and by “us”, I mean “me”) that Cutler keeps right on pouting as if he doesn’t even know that you’ve doused him in greasy cheese, and you will be responsible for cleaning up the mess. He never even offers to help in the least.

With only a handful of really tasty ingredients, this appetizer is super tasty as well as super easy!

Here’s the lowdown:

 

Recipe courtesy of: Ortega.com

Ingredients:

2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese

1 can (4 oz.) diced chiles

1/2 cup whole kernel corn (Canned, fresh, or frozen will do!)

1/4 cup sliced green onions (2 – 3 onions)

Chopped, fresh cilantro (omit if you’re genetically pre-disposed to think it tastes like soap.)

 

10 (6 inch) flour tortillas

Salsa and sour cream for dipping

 

Directions:

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.

Spread 1/3 cup of mixture onto half of each tortilla, leaving an inch bare along the edge.

Fold tortillas in half.

Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray or a drop in a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and heat on medium high.

 

Corn, green chile, and cheddar quesadillas: Go ahead and fry them two at a time.

 

Cook tortillas on each side until golden brown and cheese is melted, pressing down with a spatula.

Cut cooked tortillas into pie-shaped wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.

 

Corn, green chile, and cheddar quesadillas

 

And here’s the printable version:

Quick and Easy Cheddar Cheese and Green Chile Quesadillas

Serves 10
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Website Ortega.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 1/2 cup corn ((fresh, frozen or canned will do))
  • 1/4 cup green onions (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches wide)
  • salsa and sour cream for dipping

Directions

Step 1
Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
Step 2
Spread 1/3 cup of mixture onto half of each tortilla, leaving an inch bare along the edge.
Step 3
Fold tortillas in half.
Step 4
Spray large skillet with non-stick cooking spray or a drop in a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and heat on medium high.
Step 5
Cook tortillas on each side until golden brown and cheese is melted, pressing down with a spatula.
Step 6
Cut cooked tortillas into pie-shaped wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.

 

By the way, someone whose blog you’re reading just may have gone to the Northwestern game yesterday on a crisp and lovely fall afternoon and, as a bonus, heard Jim Cornelison, the Blackhawks belter, sing the national anthem as they paraded around with the Stanley Cup.

Goosebumps!

Written by Becky


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2 Comments
  • Catherine says:

    Great easy recipe, Becky. I love simple.

    You said “Goosebumps!” to describe Jim Cornelison singing our national anthem. Shouldn’t you have said “GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!!!”? Since I’m pretty much missing the sports gene and thus not familiar with him or hockey, I searched for him on youtube. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!! He sings it the way it was meant to be sung! The crowd cheered on his first note and all the way through. The announcer mentioned that since WWII, the NHL committed to the presentation of a patriotic song before each game. Way to go NHL! I may become a hockey fan after all.


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