Hollywood Quesadillas

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I first had these when working next door (from a bar on Sunset Blvd. in 1979). The concept is simple, the ingredients simpler.I have enhanced the 'bar food' version, as I learned they could be more complete and more satisfying. Serve for snacks or a light lunch. Think of quesadillas as Tex-Mex pizza.

Hollywood Quesadillas
Servings:2 as a snack
Calories per serving:802
Ready in:25 minutes (2 quesadillas)
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:20th January 2013

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Paul R Smith


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Mise en place

  • Have everything at or close to room temperature and a large fry pan!


  1. Spread all ingredients ( except cheese)with the back of a large spoon on tortilla one. Set grill.hob to medium low..
  2. Sprinkle cheese over tomato pepper salsa. Place second tortilla over top. slide this into the pan, and steam by using pan cover, or not if you want a more brittle version of quesadillas. After about 5 minutes, flip the quesadilla to brown tortilla 2. When it is all sizzling (3 minutes), transfer to cutting board and slice in wedges, as you would a pizza or cheesecake, 3 or 4 to a plate.
  3. This recipe can be multiplied for extra appetisers. Remember: you can put in refritos, steamed corn, chopped olives...but this is the core recipe.

Serving suggestions

Serve with a good light 'cervesa' (beer) and lots of paper towels


Change cheeses. Medium Cheddars, Canadian Brick Cheese or Colby also work well. You can also use chopped jarred jalapenos or others, but it isn't fresh anymore. Canned jalapenos are milder, usually, then their fresh ancestors.

Chef's notes

Only the tortillas, peppers and cheese are constants.

I found these difficult to flip, without emptying the contents all over the hob. If you feel doubtful, use two plates to flip the quesadillas: Lay one over the pan, flip both over, place a second plate over the first, invert those, remove the top plate, replace with the pan, invert those, remove the plate. If you can do a better job of explaining this, please do.

Recipe contributed by Tetramariner 15:28, 30 January 2010 (GMT)

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