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Sweet Onion Quesadillas

Published on February 24, 2015 under recipes

This recipe was created to accompany Grilled Spiced Garlic Skirt Steak. Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.

1 medium-large Vidalia sweet onion
olive oil for brushing onion and tortillas
four 6- to 7-inch flour tortillas
3/4 cups of grated Monterey Jack cheese with hot peppers (about 3 ounces)
1/4 cup packed fresh coriander sprigs, washed well, spun dry, and chopped coarse.

Prepare grill.

Cut onion crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange slices on a tray, keeping them intact. Brush both sides of slices lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill onion on a lightly oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 4 minutes on each side, or until lightly charred and softened. Transfer onion as grilled to a bowl, separating rings.

Brush 2 tortillas lightly with oil on one side and put, oiled side down, on a platter.
Divide onion, Monterey Jack, and coriander between tortillas and cover with
remaining 2 tortillas. Brush tops of quesadillas lightly with oil.

With a metal spatula transfer quesadillas to a rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing
coals and grill until undersides are golden brown, about 1 minute. Sandwiching
each quesadillas between 2 metal spatulas, flip quesadillas over and grill until
undersides are golden brown, about 1 minute.

Transfer quesadillas to a cutting board and cut into wedges. Serves 2 as a light luncheon main coarse or side dish.

Serves 2 generously.