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Quesadilla Rustica

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Quesadilla Rustica


  • 8 ozs Laura's Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Flour tortilla (12 inch)
  • 1 oz Oaxaca cheese
  • 1 oz Cotilla cheese
  • 1 oz Chihuahua cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Dried epazote (Mexican oregano)
  • 2 tsps Fresh habanero (diced)
  • 8 Grape tomatoes (sliced)
  • 1 Fresh jalapeño (thinly sliced)
  • 1 oz Sour cream
  • 1/4 oz Fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 oz Chimichurri sauce
  • 1 oz Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a hot pan add the olive oil, then add the ground beef season with salt and pepper and cook until well-browned then set aside to cool.

2. Toast tortilla on a lightly oiled flat pan or plancha until charred on each side, let cool to room temperature, should be crisp and dry. 

3. Top evenly with cheese mix, then add tomatoes and ground beef. 

4. Cook in a hot oven until cheese is melted season with epazote and habaneros.

 5. Slice with a pizza cutter in 6 even pieces put on large round 12" plate, finish with chimichurri and sliced jalapeños, drizzle sour cream and garnish with cilantro.

Chimichurri Sauce
5 Bunches Parsley Chopped
5 each lemons Zested and Juiced
4 cloves Garlic finely chopped
4 TBS Chili Flakes
4 qts EVOO
Salt and Pepper


Recipe credit: Chef Ralph Scamardella



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