Barbecue Portobello Quesadillas From Giant Eagle


UPDATED: Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:31 AM

This smoky mushroom-filled quesadilla is reminiscent of pulled pork. A touch of chipotle chile pepper adds extra heat. Serve with coleslaw and guacamole.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (see Note), minced, or 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle
pepper
1 canola oil , divided
1 lb. portobello mushroom caps (about 5 medium), gills removed, diced
1 medium onion, finely diced
4 8- to 10-inch whole-wheat tortillas
3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Recipe Directions:
Combine barbecue sauce, tomato paste, vinegar and chipotle in a medium bowl.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add onion and cook, stirring, until the onion and mushrooms are beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the barbecue sauce; stir to combine. Wipe out the pan.

Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 3 tablespoons cheese on half of each tortilla and top with one-fourth (about 1/2 cup) of the filling. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve.

Serving Ideas:
Ingredient note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeƱos packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they’ll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Ground chipotle, made from dried smoked jalapeƱos, can be found in the specialty-spice section of most supermarkets or online at penzeys.com.

Recipe Author:
Eating Well provided by Giant Eagle