Southwestern Quesadilla, Tostada and Chalupa Recipes
The quesadilla is a regional favorite in the southwestern United States. It
could be called a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich. It is made by putting filling
ingredients on one flour tortilla, then setting a second flour tortilla on top.
Filling vary dramatically, but the basic ingredient is cheese. They are easy to
make if you own a quesadilla maker as the quesadilla bakes on both sides at the
same time and does not need to be flipped. Tostadas and chalupas are open-faced
Pulled Pork Tostadas with Slaw and Chipotle
Cream — If you like, you can use regular tortillas, warmed up, instead of the crisped
ones, to make soft tacos instead of tostadas. Experiment with the slaw to make it
your own – try adding shredded zucchini, thinly sliced bell pepper, or diced cucumber.
Shrimp Quesadillas — A delightful mixture of lime-infused shrimp, finely minced jalapeño, sautéed onions, garlic, and melted cheese in butter browned tortillas. It's a simple and
festive way to enjoy shrimp.