Recipe: Stacked tortillas

This form lends itself to lots of options. Here are two I tried recently:

Egg and Greens Quesadilla

  • Oil
  • A handful of greens in bite-sized pieces (kale, spinach, chard, etc.)
  • One large egg
  • Three corn tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa (verde is great)

In a small frying pan, wilt the greens in oil.  When they are just soft, crack in the egg and stir enough to lightly combine the yolk and white. Let sit and cook until it forms a flat omelet. (You can flip it over to help it cook faster).

Slide the omelet onto a plate. Put the first tortilla into the frying pan and spoon on a bit of salsa. Top with the omelet, then another tortilla, then more salsa, then the cheese, and finally the top tortilla. When the bottom has toasted a bit, flip the whole thing over to toast the top tortilla and melt the cheese. Serve hot and crispy.

Pulled Pork and Greens Quesadilla

This is a nice twist on the southern triumvirate of pork, greens, and corn. I could easily imagine a spoonful of black-eyed peas or baked beans in the layer with the greens, too.

  • Oil
  • Greens
  • Prepared pulled or bbq pork
  • Three corn tortillas

Sautee greens in oil. Some salt and/or garlic powder wouldn’t go amiss.  Remove from pan and put the first tortilla in the pan. Top with pork, the next tortilla, the greens, and the top tortilla.  When the bottom is starting to toast and the pork is hot, flip to heat the top tortilla.



  1. laxsupermom said,

    July 14, 2011 at 6:56 am

    We love doing quesadillas as a make your own dinner night. I chop everything up, and everyone gets to create their own. Even the 6yr old makes his own(with supervision naturally.) Never thought about doing an egg one. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mel said,

    July 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

    The egg stacked quesadilla sounds divine!! We’ll be cooking that up this week for sure!

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