Wednesday, April 29

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series


Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series
Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series

Since I haven't been eating meat, I'm always looking for ways to fill up.  I mean, really hearty meals so I don't get hungry again in like 20 minutes.  

Things I've noticed:  I eat more cheese and dairy than ever before.  I've often wondered if I go vegan with what will I replace the dairy?  Kefir?  I'm a bit skeptical.  I also wonder about my cholesterol from time to time..

Anyway, when there's no time to bake a casserole, shove the ingredients in a tortilla.

What does that look and taste like?  Well..

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Chopping broccoli is a great job for kids in the kitchen!
Let's start with the greens.  We buy the frozen broccoli from Costco.  It comes with 4 1-pound bags, and only takes 5 minutes to cook in the microwave.

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Alton Brown opened my eyes to seasoning the cheese! Mind. Blown.
 Next up, our favorite cheese is sharp cheddar from Tillamook.  Use whatever cheese you prefer, but know that cheddar and broccoli are always a winning duo.

I shred my own.  I used to buy pre-shredded, but I'm trying to cut down on wood shavings in my food.


Take it up a notch:  Season your cheese.  {Thank you so much, Alton Brown!}

I used some granulated garlic, smoked paprika, and Lawry's seasoned salt.  A few shakes of each, and toss it around.

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Sprinkle some cheese on the tortilla before flipping!  It's going to make a crispy cheese coating.

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
All I want to do is eat at this point.  Don't you?

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Cheddar and broccoli has been a winning combination for decades.  Why wouldn't you put it in a tortilla?

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Top it with some spicy Tapatío hot sauce.
Check out Tapatío Hot Sauce here:
http://www.tapatiohotsauce.com/
Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Now, let's taste our creation.  Kid approved!  {Without the hot sauce.. some kids like it, some don't.}
Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Beauty shot.

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Shareable.  Appetizer size.
Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla : The Fancy Quesadilla Series by BeckyCharms
Get in there!!

 How do you like your quesadillas?

Cheddar Broccoli Vegetarian Quesadilla :
The Fancy Quesadilla Series

Recipe:
  • 1 Flour Tortilla {we buy uncooked ones from Costco, YUMMM}
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese {personal fave: Tillamook..just sayin'}
  • Steamed, Drained Broccoli 
-Warm tortilla in a pan/comal.

-Sprinkle 1/3 of cheese on uncooked/unheated side before flipping.  Let it melt, then flip. {this will make the crunchy coating on the outside!!

-Sprinkle another third of the cheese on tortilla.  Melt.  Add broccoli.  Cover with remaining 1/3 of cheese.  Fold and devour.. or wait a minute, and slice in pieces to share.  {<---I'll growl at you if you try and take mine!}

Tillamook Cheese: http://www.tillamook.com/
Tapatío Hot Sauce: http://www.tapatiohotsauce.com/
And Thank YOU, Alton Brown, for showing us about seasoning the cheese!!

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Courage & Kindness,
BeckyCharms

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