Friday, December 10, 2010

15 minute dinner - Club Sammich Quesadilla

This is a pretty evil one, for lots of reasons: faux-meat heavy, and super cheesy. But. I. Am. Obsessed. Plus it's the perfect pocket/picnic food, since it's so structurally sound. For any meaters out there - just replace the Facon and Tofurkey with the real thing - you'll dig, promise.

Club Sammich Quesadilla

First you must forage for and gather your ingredients. And by foraging, I mean hit TJ's.

For each 2 tortillas, you'll need:

1 small roma tomato
2 scallions
2/3 cup shredded cheese, TJ's Smoked Blend, preferred
4 slices Tofurkey, sliced to strips
2 pieces Facon, crumbled
Black pepper
1/2 avocado, sliced
Couple dashes hot sauce (hey, you knew I'd stick it in there)

As your cast-iron's a-heating over a medium-high burner, thinly slice and salt your tomato, chop your scallion, and thinly slice your avocado. Then spread about 2/3 tablespoon mayo on one tortilla, 1/2 tablespoon mustard on the other.

Lay the mayo tortilla in the hot skillet and quickly layer as follows:

Hot Sauce
More Cheese

And then press the mustard tortilla on top, with the palm of your hand. Don't be afraid to squish pretty hard, you want it all to stick.Check frequently by sliding your spatula under and lifting the edges - spots of brown are good, lots of brown is bad. Flip carefully, as stuff will make attempts at escaping.

Let cool 2 minutes and either cut with scissors or slice with a knife. Killer party-finger-food, trust me! Bon Appetite!


  1. I am loving this one! I would have to replace the faux meats with the real deal and pile on the avocado! This makes me so giddy!

  2. Awesome! Let us know if you try a meaty version. I'm totally in love with warm avocado these days.

  3. This sounds scrumptious! What a fantastic combination of ingredients
    Congrats on the top 9!

  4. YUMMM! I want one! Great photos,...could just reach in and take one :))

  5. Very cool idea! I recently got back into making quesadillas since I bought a tortilla press. It's totally my new fave tool.

  6. Never thought to combine the quesadilla with sandwich toppings-- very clever!

  7. I wish I could have this right now for lunch!

  8. Thanks darlings! This is probably one of the least prep-heavy meals I've ever put up on NFP. Sometimes simple (work-wise, that is) is delicious.

    @Tonya - AWESOME. I want a tortilla press, omg omg.

    @Cheese Goddess - seriously, neither had I, and that's ridiculous. Imagine the possibilities! Reuban quesadilla, Italian Club quesadilla, Torta Quesadilla....mmmm.

  9. I love this idea...thank you so much...I am a new follower...and I love your blog...

  10. Ha! You just combined two of my favorite meals. I love it. Don't know why I never thought of much as I eat clubs and quesadilla's.

  11. @Patty - thanks sista :) Welcome!

    @LaToya - exactly! Kind of a no-brainer that escaped my brain for a long while, or something. These are awesome car trip snacks too, which club sammiches are not.

  12. great translation of a delicious sandwich!!

  13. Great work. I love trying clubs at different delis I go to. I have never seen a quesadilla club. I will have to try this in the very near future. Thanks.