Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bacon 'n' Egg Quesadilla

I saw this recipe in the October issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray. It looked so good I decided to try it for breakfast.


I left out the black beans since neither of us is a fan and the avocado mash because I forgot to put it on the shopping list. For the quesadillas I used a combo of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. I also chopped up some grape tomatoes from my garden and mixed them with minced red onion, cilantro and lemon juice for a fresh salasa, which we had in addition to some sour cream.

I absolutely loved these quesadillas. They're basically a breakfast sandwich in a different package. You usually you see scrambled eggs in breakfast quesadillas, but these were made with fried so the beautiful bursty yolks made a sauce with the sour cream and tomatoes. The cheese and bacon were fantastic as well. I will definitely make these again.

Bacon 'n' Egg Quesadilla
Everyday with Rachael Ray

8 medium flour tortillas
2 hass avocados
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
1/2 pound bacon
8 large eggs
8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
1 15 1/2 ounce can black beans, rinsed

Place the tortillas in the oven in two stacks; heat to 200 degrees . In a bowl, mash the avocados with the lemon juice; season with salt and pepper.

Working in batches, in a nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Leave about 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the skillet, reserving the rest of the fat. Cut the bacon strips in half.

Working in 2 batches, in the skillet, cook the eggs over easy; transfer to a platter. Reserve the skillet.

Lay the tortillas on a work surface. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cheese; top with beans, 1 egg and bacon strips, then fold to enclose.

In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat over medium heat, add 4 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until crisp and golden, about 3 minutes. Repeat with more bacon fat and the remaining quesadillas; serve with the avocado mash.

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15 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering like mad. I like the idea of doing this with fried eggs.

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  2. What a great idea for breakfast! Looks so yummy.

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  3. We love quesadillas! this is a great idea to make into a breakfast sandwich.

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  4. Looks great. I'm so trying this one.

    www.cheapcookinmama.blogspot.com

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  5. Well that's novel. And another perfect breakfast from you. This was another one too where Steve was walking by and said "what's THAT?" :P Always a good sign for me.

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  6. This looks very nice. I'll be sure to try this one out next weekend. (I only manage to cook/eat breakfast during the weekends).

    Quesadillas rock! ;)

    // Mike
    http://www.freestylecookery.com

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  7. Oh boy would my husband love this! Maybe I will surprise him with it this weekend!

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  8. Chubbypands - The fried eggs definitely make this special.

    Mary Ellen - It was SO good!

    Patsyk - I think it's a great twist on a typical breakfast sandwich.

    Janine - I definitely recommend it!

    Melissa - Oooh...if it catches Steve's interest I expect I'll be seeing it soon. :) Definitely make it with avocado/guacamole!

    Swedish Mike - I hear you on only having breakfast on the weekends. That's why I try to make fun new things. And yes, quesadillas definitely rock!

    Meg - I'm sure it'll be a hit!

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  9. Looks delish! I get the magazine but must have overlooked this recipe. I'm going back to look for it!

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  10. Michelle - It's one of the recipes in the pull-out weekly menu section. I want to say it's Thursday's dinner. Hopefully the website will be updated soon so I can link to it.

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  11. i just spent the entire night going through your site... you're pretty amazing. just wanted to tell you that :)

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  12. That looks really good! I'm not a huge fan of eggs so I'd probably substitute something else for them, but the rest of it looks really delicious. I like the salsa - it sounds quick and easy too.

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  13. Julie - Wow! Thank you so much. :)

    Katie - Not a huge fan of eggs!? How is this possible? :P

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  14. Julie sounds like me when I first found you. I swear I looked at about 75% of your archives. :)

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  15. I made these too, just the other night. But I kept the ingredients as written. They were good, I was surprised, but what isn't good with bacon?

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