Chorizo, potato and thyme quesadillas

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

We love these delicious quesadillas from Mexican food expert Thomasina Miers. They're filled with an irresistible combination of chorizo, potatoes and cheese and take just 15 minutes to prepare.


  • 350g potatoes
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 200g chorizo cooking sausage, chopped
  • A small bunch of thyme, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 4 large flour or corn tortillas
  • 400g cheese, grated
  • Olive oil

A mix of extra mature English Cheddar and a little grated mozzarella makes the perfect cheese mix for these quesadillas


  1. Cut the potatoes in equal-size chunks and cook until tender. Leave them to cool a little and then cut them into 1cm dice.
  2. Cook the onion until soft, add the garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes. Mix in the chorizo and potato, turn up the heat and fry for another 5 minutes. Mix in the thyme and season.
  3. Spread a quarter of the chorizo mixture on one half of a tortilla and sprinkle with a fistful of cheese.
  4. Fold the tortilla over so that you have a half moon. Brush it with a little olive oil (so the tortilla doesn’t stick to the pan) and place in a hot, dry frying pan or griddle and cook until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve with your favourite table salsa.

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