Quesadillas: More Than Cheese and Sadness

By Betchy Crocker

We all know those people who, upon eating out, only order things like chicken tenders, cheese pizza, or fries because, well, they refuse to expand their culinary world and also prefer the taste of boring shit. One of the commonly ordered “safe” things are often quesadillas, which upsets us because quesadillas get a bad rap. They’re so much more than tortillas pressed with cheese! The possibilities are endless and you should be filling your quesadillas with everything from avocado to REAL Mexican cheese to tender rare steak and even fucking crab. Get your culinary shit together, and make our ultimate healthier and more festive quesadillas.


 - 1 link Spanish chorizo sausage, diced
 - 1 ¼ cups shredded roasted chicken breast
 - ½ cup low-fat Mexican cheese blend
 - ¼ cup Mexican cotija cheese
 - 4 fat-free flour tortillas
 - ½ cup chopped peeled mango
 - 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
 - Cooking spray
 - Roasted tomato salsa

Grab a giant nonstick skillet and heat over medium high. Add the sausage to the pan and sauté for about a minute. Stir in the chicken and heat through for like 2 minutes. Take that shit off the heat and transfer your meat mixture to a plate – set aside. Wipe out the pan. In a smallish bowl, combine the cheese blend with the cotija. Set aside.

Sprinkle half of each tortilla with a fourth of the cheese mixture, a fourth of the meat mixture, a fourth of the mango, and a fourth of the cilantro. I know that’s a lot of math, but it’ll be okay. Carefully fold each tortilla in half and press to sort of “seal.”

Coat the same pan from before with cooking spray and heat over medium. Add two filled tortillas and cook for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Repeat with more spray and the other two tortillas. Top each with some salsa and make sure you have some sort of tequila drank to go alongside. 




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