This original recipe is posted at http://stolenmomentscooking.com/chicken-ranch-quesadillas/
1/2 bag of Quorn chicken tenders cubes (about 2 C)
1/2 box of Morningstar Farms “bacon” diced (about 8 slices)
1 green pepper, thinly sliced (I used a red pepper instead)
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 – 3 C shredded cheese
Butter or margarine, for cooking
Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve with extra ranch for dipping, if desired.The Results
I have had mixed results with fake bacon. Real bacon is the one meat I would continue to eat based on taste and the fake stuff just doesn’t compare. But, I managed to get the bacon super crispy this time and, with the ranch and cheese and other strong ingredients, the fake bacon complements this quesadilla and doesn’t (often) make me think how it would be better with the real stuff. I know, I know, I’m a bad vegetarian. But, at least I’m honest. I made my own ranch dressing because I don’t ever have ranch dressing in my pantry. This could also be a good vegan-recipe if you substituted out the cheese, butter and ranch for vegan-substitute versions. Here is the ranch dressing recipe, which could also be made with vegan sour cream. I’m not even sure they make vegan ranch dressing. These are pretty tasty and very easy to make. I also added about a Tbsp. of my husband’s homemade taco seasoning to the filling to spice it up a bit. I only made up 2 of them, and I’m pretty sure the rest of the filling will make more than 2 more quesadillas (the recipe says it makes 4). I like to make only what we will immediately eat and then store the filling and other ingredients to be compiled and cooked later. If you cook them and store them, the tortillas tend to get soggy and that makes for a yucky quesadilla. I had about 3 cups of filling left, so I imagine the total will be more like 6-8 quesadillas with my 6-inch tortillas. Perhaps the original recipe intended use of the larger burrito tortillas.
1 C sour cream
2 tsp. house seasoning (4 parts kosher salt, 1 part garlic powder, 1 part black pepper)
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. dried onion flakes
1/2 tsp. dill weed
Mix all ingredients. This can be altered to taste, I reduced the dill from the standard recipe because I don’t care much for dill.