Thursday, September 9, 2010

not waffles... but it works


Several years ago I discovered that the waffle iron can serve a dual purpose. It also works as a quesadilla maker. I know they make kitchen appliances that are specifically for making quesadillas but why spend the cash on one when my waffle iron works just fine?

Here's how I do it.

1) Prep the ingredients. Tonight we opted for veggie & cheese quesadillas.  I sauteed green peppers, onions & mushrooms and shredded my cheese.



2) Heat up the waffle iron. You want it nice and hot before you start this.

3) Place a tortilla on the waffle iron. I use the burrito size. If you a round belgian waffle maker, you might want to use a smaller size tortilla.

4) Place your fillings on top of the tortilla and cover it with a second tortilla.

5) Close the lid.



6) Don't go very far because it won't take very long. Remove to a platter to cool and then cut. Repeat until you've made enough quesadillas to serve your family.

7) Serve with your choice of toppings -- salsa, sour cream, guacamole.  I also served them with a side of black beans and rice.

Quick, easy and pretty fun for a weeknight meal.

11 comments:

Annie Jones said...

Great idea!

I have a smaller 2-waffle waffle maker, so I'll have to use one tortilla at a time, folded in half.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

Denise said...

you are so smart! great idea.

velvet said...

that's a really fun idea! we love quesadillas around here...

cheryl said...

Great idea, Nancy! I normally use the skillet and flip the Q, but the waffle iron gets both sides at once.

underthebigbluesky said...

sweet trick!

Renee said...

Hey, great idea. Using what you have....love it!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

What a great idea! I'm going to try this next time I make quesadillas!

Pam James said...

Love this idea!

Anne Brune said...

I miss your food Nancy, I need to make this some time, it's a great idea

Angela said...

Well.. yum. Awesome idea!