Pepper Quesadillas

Despite the name these quesadillas are not hot.

Gather the following ingredients:
Green bell pepper
Red bell pepper
Yellow bell pepper
1/2 Onion
olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin (optional)
1/2 can diced green chilies
4 oz. cream cheese
1 cup grated or shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6-inch flour tortillas
1/2 stick of butter

Large frying pan

Set out the cream cheese and the butter.

Chop up the 3 peppers: red, green, and yellow. Dice the onion. Use about half of the peppers and onion.  Place 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the large frying pan. Turn to a medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin (optional). Sauté the peppers and onion until they are no longer crunchy. If I can cut the pepper with my stirring spatula I consider them done. Move the peppers aside.

Place the cream cheese into a large bowel and using a fork smooth the cheese out. If it is not pliable you can microwave it 15 seconds or so. Add the sharp cheddar to the cream cheese and mix the two together.

Add the peppers and onions into the cheese mixture. Add the green chilies (you can use diced jalapenos instead if you want a little kick.) Mix all of this together.

Melt the half a stick of butter if it is not soft and spreadable yet.

Place a tortilla onto a plate. Spread some of the pepper and cheese mixture on half of the tortilla. I like to add a sprinkling of the leftover cheese on top of the mixture. Fold over the tortilla and set this aside. Create as many of these as you like, between 7-8.

Heat the pan to a medium heat again. Butter one side of a quesadilla and place the buttered side onto the frying pan. Repeat with a second tortilla. Butter the sides that are facing up. Cook each side about one minute and twenty to thirty seconds.

Repeat for all of the quesadillas until they are all cooked. Serve hot with salsa and sour cream if you like.

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