Recipes and Cooking Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas 5.0 (3) These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main dish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Grill Time: 3 mins Total Time: 23 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce bulk chorizo or mild Italian sausage ⅓ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped 6 6-8 inch vegetable-flavored or plain flour tortillas 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and/or queso fresco (Mexican farmer cheese) (4 oz.) 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or parsley Directions For filling, in a medium skillet cook chorizo or sausage, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Pat chorizo mixture with paper towels to remove as much additional fat as possible. Stir in jalapeno pepper; set aside. Brush one side of 3 tortillas with half of the cooking oil. Place tortillas, oiled sides down, on a large baking sheet. Spread the chorizo filling over tortillas on baking sheet. Combine cheese and cilantro or parsley; sprinkle over filling. Top with the remaining tortillas. Brush with the remaining oil. Place quesadillas on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until filling is heated through and tortillas are starting to brown, turning once halfway through grilling. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Makes 8 servings. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 232 Calories 14g Fat 15g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 232 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 32mg 11% Sodium 346mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Protein 10g Vitamin C 2.4mg 12% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.