Today is an exciting day. One of our lovely customers was nice enough to buy and deliver us pizza for lunch, Pap brought donuts, Chops made garlic sausage, and I made quesadillas (I made these before the surprise pizza delivery and after the doughnut drop. whoops). Jacob and Sons is an interesting place to work for a few reasons, the two main being the craziness of working with your family and the FOOD. Without further ado, here’s my quesadilla recipe.
- 2 # of loose sausage (mild hot, garlic, cajun, & chorizo are all good choices)
- sliced or shredded cheese (I use sliced American because we have it, and it’s easy)
- tortillas (big, small, homemade, store bought. They’re all good – you’ll need about 10)
*This recipes makes about 4-5 medium sized quesadillas.
Heat a skillet with olive oil or butter. Cook and crumble sausage until fully cooked (15-20 minutes and 165 degrees). Transfer the sausage to a plate or bowl with paper towels (to drain).
Heat your skillet, and spray with cooking spray. Place 1 tortilla in the skillet. Add 2-3 slices of cheese (or cover tortilla with shredded cheese). Add sausage (as much or as little as you like). Try to get a thin, even layer of sausage because if not, everything will fall out when you flip it! Add one more slice of cheese (or more shredded) and then another tortilla. Cook until the cheese is melted (about a minute or 2), and flip. Cook until cheese is melted (another minute or 2). I transfer it to a plate, cut it into 4 pieces, and place it in the oven until it’s ready to be served (heated to 200 degrees).
This is about as easy as it gets. It’s fast, and it feeds a lot of people (my goal when cooking @ work). 1/2 of a quesadilla usually feeds 1 adult male. We also use sour cream and corn salsa as toppings, and sometimes I cook peppers and onions as well.
We love spicy stuff @ Jacob and Sons, and siracha mayo is demanded for a variety of meals. It’s great on pizza, quesadillas, sandwiches, and etc.
*Throw in whatever else you think would be good.
Start with the mayo as your base (about one cup). Add a splash of the Worcestershire sauce, a tablespoon of ketchup, a tablespoon of honey, and a teaspoon of sriracha. Mix well. Taste, and see what it needs. If you love hot stuff, add more sriracha. Sometimes I add mustard and a little BBQ sauce.