GREEN CHILE WAFFLED QUESADILLAS
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
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Nonstick cooking spray
4 flour tortillas
1 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese, such as queso Chihuahua or Monterey Jack
1⁄4 cup chopped canned green chiles
Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Coat both sides of the waffle iron grid with nonstick spray.
Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and, taking care because the waffle iron is hot, spread half of the cheese and half of the green chiles evenly across the tortilla, leaving a margin of an inch or so around the edge of the tortilla. Top with another tortilla and close the waffle iron.
Check the quesadilla after 3 minutes. When the cheese is melted and the tortilla has golden brown waffle marks, it is ready. Remove the quesadilla from the waffle iron.
Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the remaining ingredients, cut into wedges, and serve.
Notes: For a more substantial meal, add one of the following to the tortilla in Step 2: 1⁄2 cup shredded chicken or pork, 1⁄2 cup sliced steak, 1⁄2 cup refried beans
Garnish with one or more of the following: Chopped scallion, crumbled bacon, sour cream, salsa, guacamole
Excerpted from Daniel Shumski’s bestselling “Will it Waffle?” (Workman Publishing, 2014).