Chorizo, Manchego & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

by Zarina
Chorizo, Manchego & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

What’s there not to love? I’m sold on any dish with chorizo in it for a start!  These crisp, charred tortillas were oozing with creamy manchego cheese, sweet caramelized onions, and garlicky smokey spicy chorizo.  Such an easy one for you today… literally just a handful of ingredients, dead easy, but still so so delicious!! 

Chorizo, Manchego & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

Chorizo, Manchego & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 8 Flour tortillas
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion cut into thin rounds
  • 200g Chorizo Sausage cut into thin rounds
  • 350g Manchego Cheese, grated
  • A small handful of fresh parsley chopped


  1. In a pan over medium-high heat cook, the chorizo rounds dry until the oils are released, and they are slightly charred, drain on kitchen towels.
  2. Heat a grill pan on medium heat, brush the onion rounds with olive oil and cook the onions until softened and char. Remove from the heat and separate the rounds, set aside. 
  3. At this point, keep all ingredients close as you will work fast to assemble the quesadillas.
  4. Using the same grill pan on medium-high heat, brush with more oil, and place one quesadilla in the pan; quickly add some cheese, chorizo, onions, and a sprinkling of parsley.
  5. Top with another tortilla, brush the top with more olive oil and then press the top down firmly with a spatula until you see everything melting together.
  6. The cheese acts as a glue, so if you need to add a little more on top or on the sides to seal the tortillas together, then do
  7. Flip the tortilla carefully once you see the bottom is charred nicely and getting crisp
  8. Continue to cook another 2-3 minutes until the bottom is also crisp and charred.
  9. Remove to a chopping board, repeat with all the tortillas
  10. Cut into triangles and enjoy hot
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