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Waffle Iron Quesadillas
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 2
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Waffle Iron Quesadillas

A quick way to make a quesadilla in your waffle maker!

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
poblano pepper, thinly sliced
1
jalapeño, seeded and diced
4
medium Old El Paso™ flour tortillas
1
–to 1-1/2 cups pepper jack cheese, grated
2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
Sour cream, for garnish
Salsa, for garnish
Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  • 1 In a small skillet over medium heat, add a drizzle of oil followed by the poblano and jalapeno peppers. Cook for a minute or two until they just start to soften. Season the peppers with a small pinch of salt.
  • 2 Heat your waffle iron and cut tortillas to fit the waffle iron if necessary.
  • 3 Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and add a small amount of grated cheese, followed by about half of the pepper mix. Sprinkle on some Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix and another good handful of cheese. Top with a second tortilla and close the waffle iron.
  • 4 Cook the quesadilla until the cheese is melted and bubbling out and the tortilla is lightly browned. Remove quesadilla using a fork or knife, and cut into quarters for easy serving. Garnish with extra salsa, cilantro and sour cream as desired.
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Step By Step  

No sandwich grill? No worries – use your waffle iron to make these quick and easy quesadillas!

As prepared by Macheesmo,

Your waffle iron serves double duty as a quesadilla grill in this easy recipe.

The waffle iron is generally seen as a uni-tasking piece of kitchen equipment. After all, the name does imply that only good for waffles.

The truth is, a waffle iron is just two hot pieces of metal that smash together – and once you get comfortable with yours, you can smash tons of delicious things in it.

Take, for example, this waffle iron quesadilla. It’s quick to make, and you end up with a cool design! The filling ideas are endless, but I kept it fairly simple for this version.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

Obviously, you’ll need cheese (I went with pepper jack) and it’s a good idea to have some veggies in there as well. I sautéed some poblano peppers with some diced jalapenos. Old El Paso taco seasoning provides all the extra flavor you'll need.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

To start the quesadilla, it might help to rub your iron with a neutral oil. I wouldn’t use anything like olive oil or it might linger the next time you want to make actual waffles. A neutral oil will be fine though!

Depending on your iron and your tortillas, you might have to trim down your tortillas a bit to fit.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

Once you put the bottom tortilla on, you can fill the tortilla with cheese and fillings. I like to add a little sprinkle of Old El Paso taco seasoning too for instant flavoring.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

Top with more cheese and another tortilla, then press it down! It’ll cook really fast thanks to the heat and pressure of the waffle iron. As it cooks and the cheese melts, some of it may spill out. Don’t worry about it. There’s still plenty of delicious cheese on the inside.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

When your quesadilla is done, remove it from the iron using a fork or knife and slice it into quarters. Then garnish it with sour cream, salsa, and fresh cilantro and serve it immediately.

 

Waffle Iron Quesadilla

This is a pretty fun way to handle one or two quesadillas. Give it a shot the next time you are in a Tex-Mex mood!

 

Nick believes the waffle iron is far from a uni-tasker! Check out his blog, Macheesmo, and follow him on his Tablespoon profile.

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Tips  

Dab a paper towel in a neutral oil and wipe the plates of your waffle iron before cooking to make sure the quesadilla doesn’t stick!

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