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You will soon realize that I am on a quesadilla spree that isn’t even close to over. I made this bad boy last night & I was very pleased with myself!
The onions were a tad charred but I actually enjoyed the flavor it gave them. They were, however, very hard to photograph!
They kinda look like fat, dark worms but they were both savory & sweet & they complimented the cheese very nicely. If you do not care for – or cannot find – Chipotle cheddar, any other cheese you might prefer in a quesadilla is certainly an option.
Grilled Zucchini & Chipotle Cheddar Quesadilla with Coca Cola Caramelized Onions
Zucchini – sliced thin & grilled (I dipped mine in Italian dressing first)
Chipotle cheddar (or other cheese) – sliced thinly
1 large red onion – sliced thinly
1/2 can Coca Cola
1 TBS brown sugar
2 tsp olive oil
1 TBS butter
Guacamole or parsley or cilantro or jalapeno as garnish
Grill the zucchini.
Heat the oil & HALF of the butter & the brown sugar. Add the onions & saute over medium heat for a good ten minutes – not stirring often so that they can brown. Add the remaining butter & stir occasionally for ten additional minutes. Once all the oil & butter are absorbed or evaporated – pour a little Coke in to deglaze the pan. As it gets absorbed, add the rest of the Coke. When the onions are completely soft & browned, set aside.
Then – simply assemble the quesadilla the normal way. Heat a dry pan. Place a tortilla in it. Layer the cheese, zucchini & some of the onions & fold the tortilla. I use a put lid to apply pressure & trap the heat. After a minute or two – flip the quesadilla. Garnish as you will & devour!