With super-crisp edges, these quesadillas also borrow some of nachos’ best features.
Chorizo Quesadillas
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  1. 6 ounces fresh chorizo sausages, casings removed
  2. 6 flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches)
  3. Vegetable oil
  4. 2¼ cups coarsely grated jalapeño cheese or pepper jack cheese
  5. 3 scallions (white and light green parts only), very thinly sliced
  6. ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  7. Store-bought or homemade guacamole
  8. Your favorite salsa
  9. ⅔ cup crumbled queso fresco cheese
  10. 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  1. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over low heat (250° to 350°F).
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, crumble the chorizo and sauté until it is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as much as possible.
  3. Transfer the chorizo to a paper towel to drain and cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Crumble it into small bits if necessary.
  5. Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with oil.
  6. Place the tortillas, oiled side down, on a work surface.
  7. Assemble the quesadillas by spreading 3 tablespoons of the jalapeño cheese on one half of each tortilla.
  8. Top the cheese with equal amounts of chorizo, scallions, and another 3 tablespoons jalapeño cheese.
  9. Season evenly with the pepper.
  10. Fold the empty side of the tortillas over the filling.
  11. Brush the cooking grates clean.
  12. Grill the quesadillas over direct low heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once.
  13. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 1 minute.
  14. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm with guacamole, salsa, queso fresco cheese, and cilantro.
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