Spam Chorizo Quesadilla
Spam is a kitchen staple in many Asian countries (probably others places too where the American military had a prolonged presence). I like Spam, just not really the taste, so I always try to season it heavily. I think that it takes to seasonings very well, and I thought that I would try to turn this Spam into another delicious pork product, chorizo. I think that this yields something amazing that you can put in quesadilla, over eggs, rice, etc, it is so versatile.
Spam Chorizo Ingredients:
- 1 can of Spam
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 Tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 1/2 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tortillas
- Mexican cheese blend
- 2 Tbsp sour cream
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce
- Grate the Spam with a cheese grater.
- Cut the garlic into thin slices.
- Put over Spam medium heat and let a bit of fat render out before putting in garlic slices. Wait a bit longer and add all the spices.
- Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until crispy, stirring often. Take out the Spam chorizo and put it in a container to rest.
- Oil/butter your pan, then place a tortilla down.
- Layer cheese and the spam chorizo and place the other tortilla on top, pressing down hard in order to compress the cheese.
- Flip after a minute and half or when the tortilla has browned.
- While the quesadilla is cooking, combine the sour cream and hot sauce together to create the spicy crema.
- Once the other tortilla is browned as well, the quesadilla is ready to be served. Slice it up and dip it into the crema to eat it.