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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! Plus, the filling ideas are endless!
Obviously, you’ll need cheese and it’s a good idea to have some veggies in there as well. We added sauteed poblano peppers with some diced jalapenos. Old El Paso taco seasoning provides all the extra flavor you'll need.
To start the quesadilla, it might help to rub your iron with a neutral oil. It's best to not 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! Just dab a paper towel in the neutral oil and wipe the plates of your waffle iron before cooking to make sure the quesadilla doesn’t stick!
Depending on your iron and your tortillas, you might have to trim down your tortillas a bit to fit.
Once you put the bottom tortilla on, you can fill the tortilla with cheese and fillings. You can add a little sprinkle of Old El Paso taco seasoning too for instant flavoring.
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.
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.
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!