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Mexican food is a favorite at our house. In fact, I make tacos or quesadillas a few times a month because both my husband and I love them, and they are so easy to make—you know I am all about easy recipes! Ground beef and shredded chicken are my go-to proteins for quesadillas, but recently I decided to shake things up a bit.
An old recipe made new
Although I love our usual quesadillas, I am thrilled with this new recipe I made with Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa. Using rope sausage like Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa is a great way to change up the protein in my favorite recipes. Not only is it made with premium cuts of meat, it is already seasoned and is fully cooked. Yes, fully cooked. This means that I can save some time when replacing my chicken or beef with Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa!
Sausage and Sauerkraut Quesadilla Recipe
I was really inspired by the Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa and changed up my quesadilla recipe right down to the condiment used for dipping. Here are the ingredients needed for this recipe…
I enjoy the combination of granny smith apples and sausage, so I knew I wanted to include them in this quesadilla recipe. The sauerkraut just seemed natural, and you can’t have a quesadilla without cheese! The only ingredient not pictured above is the spicy brown mustard—a perfect replacement for the usual sour cream and salsa we have with quesadillas.
Yields 4 quesadillas or 12 slices
A new twist on a traditional, favorite Mexican recipe.
- 1 Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa, cut in ~1/4" slices
- 14.5 oz. can of sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
- 8 oz. Muenster cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, rinsed and sliced in strips
- 1/3 cup green onion, chopped
- 4 extra large flour tortillas
- Spicy brown mustard for dipping
- Cook the sliced Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on both sides.
- Remove from pan and put aside.
- Add the sliced apples and sauerkraut to the pan just used.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the apples get soft and the sauerkraut starts to brown.
- Remove from pan and put aside.
- Rinse and dry out the pan and put back on the stove on medium-low heat.
- Place one tortilla in the pan.
- Spread 1/4 of each of the following evenly over the tortilla: kielbasa, apple/sauerkraut mixture, roasted red peppers, green onions and cheese.
- Carefully fold the tortilla in half and brown on both sides.
- Put completed quesadilla in the oven to keep warm while you make the remaining ones.
- When all quesadillas are complete, place one on a cutting board and slice into 3 equal triangles.
- Serve with spicy brown mustard on the side.
I prefer to do put the ingredients over the whole tortilla. If you think you may have difficulty folding it in half, you can spread the ingredients over 1/2 of the tortilla to make it easier.
I enjoyed these as is, but my husband likes a bit more kick in his meals. He added some habanero sauce to his quesadillas and thought it was perfect!
These quesadillas were delicious, and a great way to break up our usual dinner routine. Both my husband and I enjoyed them and we will definitely have them again. Now I’m looking at our usual recipes to see what other delicious dinners I can make with the Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa we purchased at Walmart.
How about you? How will you break up your dinner routine using Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa?
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