Spicy Zucchini Quesadillas with Sweet Peppers & Fried Eggs
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Spicy Zucchini Quesadillas

with Sweet Peppers & Fried Eggs

45 MIN
$16.94/serving 2 Servings
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    To top these zesty shredded zucchini and monterey jack cheese quesadillas, we’re making a creamy topper of sweet peppers and sour cream. The rich yolks from our crispy fried eggs provide the perfect finishing touch.
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    Spicy Zucchini Quesadillas with Sweet Peppers & Fried Eggs
    Title
    • 10 oz Pork Chorizo
    • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
    • 4 Flour Tortillas
    • 1 Zucchini
    • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
    • 1½ Tbsps Golden Raisins
    • 2 Scallions
    • ¼ cup Sour Cream
    • 2 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
    • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then small dice. Grate the zucchini on the large side of a box grater. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling.

    Cook the sweet peppers
    2 Cook the sweet peppers

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced sweet peppers in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until charred. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the chorizo & make the filling
    3 Cook the chorizo & make the filling

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chorizo. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the grated zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through and the chorizo is cooked through. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the raisins, grated cheese, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and as much of the chopped jalapeño pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Wipe out the pan.  

    Assemble & cook the quesadillas
    4 Assemble & cook the quesadillas

    Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the filling. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in two batches add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping). Transfer to a plate and immediately season with salt; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Fry the eggs
    5 Fry the eggs

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them separate; season with salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat.

    Dress the sweet peppers & serve your dish
    6 Dress the sweet peppers & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, to the bowl of cooked sweet peppers, add the sour cream and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked quesadillas topped with the dressed sweet peppers and fried eggs. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the sweet peppers; remove the cores, then small dice. Grate the zucchini on the large side of a box grater. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands and cutting board immediately after handling.

    2 Cook the sweet peppers

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced sweet peppers in an even layer; season with salt and pepper. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until charred. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the sweet peppers
    Cook the chorizo & make the filling
    3 Cook the chorizo & make the filling

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chorizo. Cook, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the grated zucchini; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through and the chorizo is cooked through. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the raisins, grated cheese, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and as much of the chopped jalapeño pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Wipe out the pan.  

    4 Assemble & cook the quesadillas

    Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the filling. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in two batches add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping). Transfer to a plate and immediately season with salt; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Assemble & cook the quesadillas
    Fry the eggs
    5 Fry the eggs

    In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Crack the eggs into the pan, keeping them separate; season with salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Turn off the heat.

    6 Dress the sweet peppers & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, to the bowl of cooked sweet peppers, add the sour cream and a drizzle of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked quesadillas topped with the dressed sweet peppers and fried eggs. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

    Dress the sweet peppers & serve your dish
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