Back when I first got married (ahem… a few years ago) each of the guests at my bridal shower gave me two of their favorite recipes. Since we were going to be cooking for each other for the rest of our lives, we needed some ammunition for our culinary arsenal. My cousin gave me a close version of this recipe for Caramelized Onion Quesadilla.
Caramelized Onion Quesadilla
- 2 10-inch tortillas
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups onion, sliced
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Brie cheese, softened, 2 ounces
- Cream cheese, softened, 2 ounces
- Cotija, grated, 2 ounces
- Heat the butter and oil over high heat in a large skillet.
- Once butter melted and hot, but not burnt, add onions, sugar and rosemary.
- Stir occasionally until onions translucent and tender.
- Reduce heat to medium-high and continue to cook onions, scraping pan frequently, for 10-15 minutes until onions are golden brown and soft.
- Let onions cool to room temperature.
- In a small bowl, stir together softened brie and cream cheese with nutmeg, salt and pepper until well combined.
- Take half the cheese mixture and spread it evenly over one of the tortillas, then repeat with the other half of the cheese over the second tortilla.
- Spread the onion mixture over one of the tortillas.
- Sprinkle the grated cotija over the onion mixture.
- Top with the second cheese-spread tortilla.
- Bake in 425°F oven for 5 minutes, then turn over and cook for another 5 minutes until slightly browned.
The flavor of this quesadilla is really out of this world. The onions get very golden and sweet and the cheeses are gooey and delicious! You can add another dimension to the dish by using spinach tortillas, or even sun-dried tomato tortillas. Consider serving them at your next gathering, because there’s no harm eating onion among friends.
Calories Per Serving: 290