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Caramelized Brussel Sprout and Onion Quesadillas

Caramelized brussel sprout and onion quesadillas – these are flat out great. The corn tortilla adds some texture and the cheese is full of flavour, but the star are the brussel sprouts and onions, caramelized to perfection. Okay, let’s get cooking!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5 quesadillas
Author: Ali


  • 1 bag mini brussel sprouts (500g)
  • large white onion
  • 3 tablespoons of salted butter
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of shredded jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of mayo
  • 10 corn tortillas


  • First, get out the mini brussel spouts and let them thaw a bit – about 30 minutes or so, then chop up thinly and slice the whole white onion. Add the butter to a cast iron pan and caramelize. Add salt as needed to taste.
  • If you want, you can follow my caramelized onion recipe – it’ll just take a bit more time.
  • Then, thinly spread some mayo onto one of the corn tortillas.
  • Next, in a different cast iron pan, on medium, lay the corn tortilla, mayo side down, and add a few tablespoons of the caramelized mixture. Top with some shredded jack cheese and top with another thinly covered corn tortilla (mayo side out).
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted. Keep flipping as needed.
  • Then, repeat for the next 4 quesadillas – slice them up and eat. These are good with just a few avocado slices, or feel free to jazz them up with tomatillo salsa or jalapeño guacamole.