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Shrimp Quesadillas

For variety, substitute cooked chicken or ground beef for the shrimp in these easy quesadillas, suggests Joan Schroeder from Pinedale, Wyoming.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2-4 servings (2-1/2 cups salsa)

Ingredients

  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • QUESADILLAS:
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 package (8 ounces) frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • For salsa, place the first nine ingredients in a blender; cover and process until finely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.
  • Sprinkle the cheese, chilies, tomato, onions and shrimp over half of each tortilla; fold over.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook quesadillas in butter for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Serve with salsa. Refrigerate leftover salsa.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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  • Valentin5CL6
    May 16, 2012

    Made this last week. Family loved it!

  • justmbeth
    Jan 2, 2012

    Love the salsa that goes with this. Next time I'll chop larger shrimp rather than using salad shrimp.

  • jessi_handy
    Sep 26, 2011

    This was absolutely wonderful! My family has decided this will be a weekly meal!

  • jerseygirl1205
    Apr 9, 2009

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  • h2e9l5p
    Apr 20, 2008

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