Crispy Chorizo & Cheese Taco-Quesadillas With Salsa Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Crispy Chorizo & Cheese Taco-Quesadillas With Salsa Recipe

How To Make Chorizo and Cheese Taco-Quesadillas With Salsa

We are making quesadillas extra-cheesy in this recipe. Add in some flavorful chorizo and fresh vegetables, this is one dish you’ll never forget!

Total: 30 minutes



For Chorizo:

  • 2cupschorizo
  • 3tbsppaprika
  • ½tbspground cumin
  • 1tbspancho chile powder
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspdried coriander
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • 1tspground cloves
  • 1lbground pork
  • 1tbspwhite vinegar
  • 3clovesgarlicminced
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 6corn tortillas
  • 8ozMozzarella cheeseshredded
  • 1tbsppickle, for serving
  • 4pcstomatoesquartered
  • 8pcshabanada peppers
  • 1cupgarlic
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1cuplemon juice



  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the paprika, cumin, ancho chile powder, chili powder, oregano, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, ground pork, vinegar, and garlic. Mix until well combined.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is shimmering, add the chorizo and cook until the fat has rendered and the chorizo is crisp. Remove from the pan using a slotted spoon and discard the excess fat.

  3. Sprinkle the cheese over the tortillas, then top with the chorizo.

  4. Return the tortillas to the pan and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.


  1. Coat the tomatoes, peppers, and garlic with olive oil and salt, then spread on a baking sheet. Roast under the broiler for 5 to 10 minutes, until charred in spots.

  2. Transfer the roasted vegetables to a blender and purée until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice and season with more salt to taste.


  1. Serve the taco-quesadillas with salsa and pickles. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 983.14kcal
  • Fat: 66.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.70g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.16g
  • Fiber: 12.71g
  • Sugar: 12.48g
  • Protein: 47.80g
  • Cholesterol: 158.51mg
  • Sodium: 1464.50mg
  • Calcium: 527.81mg
  • Potassium: 1686.06mg
  • Iron: 6.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 393.25µg
  • Vitamin C: 239.81mg
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