This appetizer is so simple, even my friends can make it. Simply caramelize onions over the stove, spread cream cheese evenly onto half of a tortilla, sprinkle with shredded mexican cheese, then top with onions and fold over and toast on a lightly greased stove. If you want to make a more “sophisticated” dish, substitute with goat cheese.

Ingredients (Serves about 4)

1 onion (sliced)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon sugar

4 tablespoons cream cheese

About 1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese

2 tortillas


Slice onions and set aside. Heat up about 2 tablespoons oil in a fry pan over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, toss in onions and season with salt, pepper, and sugar. Cook until deeply caramelized, tossing in between. Once onions have caramelized, set aside and assemble quesadillas. Spread half cream cheese onto each of two tortillas. Do the same with the cheese and onions and fold over tops. Then brown over a fry pan, cut into small wedges, and serve.