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Mexican cuisine combines the traditional indigenous foods of the Aztecs and Mayas, like chocolate, corn, tomato, avocado, beans and chile peppers, with the meats, rice and garlic brought to Mexico by the Spanish conquistadores.

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Grilled Chile and Cheese Tortillas (Quesadillas)

4 tablespoons butter
8 flour tortillas
2 cups queso fresco, crumbled
1 large red bell pepper, roasted, cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide
2 Anaheim chile peppers, roasted, cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide

Heat butter in a large skillet. Place 1 tortilla in the skillet. cover with 1/2 cup of cheese 1/4 of the bell pepper, and 1/4 of the chiles. Cover with another tortilla. Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Turn over tortilla, cover, and cook for another 5 minutes. Place on a serving platter and continue with remaining tortillas. Serve warm.


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