Guadalajaran Swiss Chard Quesadillas

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Mexican oregano is more aromatic than the Mediterranean oregano most cooks use, so it works especially well in spicy dishes.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. Mexican oregano
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 12 oz. Swiss chard, trimmed
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grated reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese

Preparation

1. Heat oil in pot over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes, or until golden. Stir in garlic, chile, cumin and oregano, and sauté 2 minutes. Add tequila, and simmer 1 minute, or until liquid has evaporated. Stir in chard. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and steam 5 minutes, or until chard wilts. Uncover, and cook 3 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated.

2. Place 1 tortilla in skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Top with 1/4 chard mixture and second tortilla. Cook 2 minutes per side, or until browned. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice into wedges; serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 301
  • Carbohydrate Content: 31 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 20 mg
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 577 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g