Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Turkey Quesadillas...


I hope you are all gearing up for Cinco de Mayo, this year! I really do try to make something festive for the Mexican holiday.

Other than eating Mexican Cuisine growing up... on this holiday and all the time... we didn't celebrate it any other way. Researching the holiday, I found that Portland has an awesome festival or fiesta.

I'm definitely going to try and talk my husband into venturing into the city for this one (he can't stand crowds). Personally, I think it would be a blast!

Any spectacular Cinco de Mayo events taking place near you?

If not, say you'll celebrate by making these tasty quesadillas...

On a side note, please excuse my photo, I didn't realize when I took it, that my camera was on the wrong setting... yikes! While editing, I noticed how grainy the photo was, and I was out of ground turkey. So, that was that!

Have a festive Cino de Mayo!

Oh, you may also want to try this, or this, or this!

Turkey Quesadillas

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 Small Onion, Finely Diced
  • 2 Mini Red Peppers, Finely Diced
  • 2 Mini Orange Peppers, Finely Diced
  • 2 Mini Yellow Peppers, Finely Diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt or Regular Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder (I like to use Carroll Shelby)
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth, Low Sodium
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Mexican Style Cheese, Shredded
Begin by heating the olive oil in a large skillet or saute pan on medium heat. Cook the onion and peppers until soft, then add the garlic. Cook until fragrant; don't burn the garlic. Add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. 

Brown and crumble the turkey in the vegetable mixture; about 10 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the stock reduces, but the turkey mixture is still moist and finished cooking. Adjust the seasonings if necessary.

To make the quesadillas, heat a griddle or comal on medium/low heat. Take a flour tortilla and place it on the hot griddle/comal. Add a little (or a lot) of shredded cheese, ground turkey mixture, then shredded cheese again. Place another tortilla on top. Once one side of the quesadilla is browned, flip and brown the other side. Cut in fourths and serve with salsa, guacamole, and/or sour cream. 



  1. I love ground turkey. Never thought to use it in a quesadilla! Yum!

  2. Your quesadillas look and sound so delicious, thanks for the recipe idea!

  3. Yummy - perfect for tomorrow!

  4. What a great idea to use turkey in a quesadilla!!! Sounds delish!!!


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