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Portobello & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you’re craving something full of Mexican flavour!

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

Christmas is just such a busy time isn’t it? I’ve had so much going on, been feeling pretty overwhelmed but today was my last day at work for two weeks so I finally have a bit of time to devote to my blog! I have missed you!


These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

I had all sorts of plans for things I wanted to share in December but it’s just been so manic. I will pick back up in January and come up with some really exciting stuff to celebrate a whole year of blogging (!) but for now I have a few really yummy recipes left to round out your Christmas countdown starting with these portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas served with a delicious quick chipotle jam.

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

So these quesadillas then. We really love a good quesadilla. In fact any Mexican food will work for us and if you can make it a bit healthier and vegetarian then there’s really no excuse not to eat a lot of it right?

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

Everything comes together pretty easily for these. The chipotle jam can bubble away while you make your quesadillas and then you can throw everything on a plate with all you favourite toppings. We chose sour cream and coriander while Will added some avocado which I carefully avoided as you know all about my aversion to avo.

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

We popped a bit of rocket in these with the portobello mushrooms, caramelised onions and cheddar. It’s a perfect combination of flavours and tastes just as indulgent as a meaty version!

Merry Christmas from Egmont

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!
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Portobello & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

These portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas are the perfect vegetarian dinner when you're craving something full of Mexican flavour!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 quesadillas
Calories 437 kcal
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • 3 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 80 ml Balsamic Vinegar
  • 20 g Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 4 Portobello Mushrooms sliced
  • 8 Tortillas
  • 200 g Cheddar grated
  • Handful Rocket Leaves

Chipotle Jam

  • 2-3 Chipotle Chillies deseeded and chopped
  • 500 g Pasata
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 230 ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Make the chipotle jam. Place the chipotle chillies, pasata, garlic, white wine vinegar and brown sugar into a small saucepan over a medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for half an hour while you make the quesadillas. The leftovers will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for a few weeks.

  2. For the caramelised onions heat a tbsp of oil over a medium heat and add the onions. Cook for 10 minutes until they are soft then add the vinegar and sugar, cooking for another 5 minutes until they're caramelised. Remove from the heat and tip onto a plate.

  3. Place the pan back on the heat and melt the butter. Add the mushrooms and garlic to the pan and cook for a few minutes until softened. Remove from the heat.

  4. Assemble the quesadillas. Top one tortilla with a quarter of the onions, mushrooms, cheese and rocket. Add another tortilla. Heat a dry pan over a medium-high heat and place the quesadilla carefully into the pan. Cook for a few times and then flip and cook the other side until they're browned. Repeat with the rest of the quesadillas. Serve with the chipotle jam and any other toppings.

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THese portobello & caramelised onion quesadillas?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Simon
    17/12/2016 at 8:43 PM

    What’s not to like about a recipe with caramelised onions? I am fond of them! Never made quesadillas with onions though! Always good to know there are good ideas to explore!
    Thanks!

  • Reply
    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie
    01/09/2017 at 6:19 PM

    I love how you can do just about anything in a quesadilla! This one sounds great!

  • Reply
    Tara
    01/09/2017 at 6:46 PM

    Such beautiful quesadillas! The flavors sound incredible. I love the combination of portobello mushrooms and caramelized onions.

  • Reply
    Cookilicious
    01/09/2017 at 7:44 PM

    They look delish! Love it.

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    01/09/2017 at 7:46 PM

    Really nice pics and a great recipe, thanks for sharing

  • Reply
    Dahn
    01/09/2017 at 8:09 PM

    Mexican flavors never get old in our home, this looks like a great quesadilla and it’s always nice to have a new recipe to try

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