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Steak Quesadilla Recipe (Delicious Steak Fajita Quesadilla)

Say goodbye to boring meals and hello to this delicious steak quesadilla recipe! By mixing together some classic Mexican flavors, a few fresh ingredients, and the unmistakable taste of tender steak, you can create a dish that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Whether served as an appetizer or main course, this easy-to-make meal will have everyone coming back for more.

Steak

steak quesadilla steak

I am using sirloin steak in this recipe because it is a lean cut of beef that is both tender, flavorful, and budget-friendly. It also cooks quickly, making it ideal for this easy quesadilla recipe. For those looking for an even leaner option, flank steak can be used as well. This cut of beef has a bold flavor and will require slightly longer cooking times. If you are looking to make the dish extra special, try using ribeye or filet mignon steaks! These cuts offer maximum tenderness and juicy flavor but come at a higher price point than other options. No matter which type of steak you choose, your guests will surely enjoy the delicious flavors in this mouthwatering quesadilla recipe!

Veggies

For this steak quesadilla recipe, we are using red and green bell pepper and onion as the veggies to add a fajita vibe. These vegetables are traditional ingredients in fajitas and add both flavor and texture to the dish. When these veggies are sautéed together, they create an irresistible aroma that is sure to whet your appetite. Additionally, using these veggies gives the quesadilla a colorful appearance that makes it look more appetizing. By incorporating these colorful and tasty veggies into the recipe, you can take your quesadilla to the next level and create a delicious and nutritious meal with a fajita flair.

Cheese

I am using a blend of freshly shredded mozzarella and pepper jack cheese in this steak quesadilla recipe because they both have unique characteristics that complement the flavors of the steak and veggies. Mozzarella cheese has a mild flavor and creates a creamy texture when melted, which makes it a perfect pairing for the steak. On the other hand, the pepper jack cheese adds a little spice to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile. Additionally, pepper jack cheese melts smoothly and beautifully, making it perfect for quesadillas. By combining these two cheeses, the dish not only gains flavor but also a stringy, gooey texture that is irresistible. Using freshly shredded cheese allows for optimal meltability and flavor, as pre-shredded cheese may contain anti-caking agents that affect its ability to melt. Therefore, opting for freshly shredded mozzarella and pepper jack cheese is the best choice for making the perfect steak quesadilla.

Tortilla

I am using store bought burrito-sized tortillas for this steak quesadilla recipe. These tortillas are big enough to fit all the ingredients and make it easier to fold them into a quesadilla. You can also use smaller flour or corn tortillas if you prefer, just adjust the amount of steak, cheese, and veggies used accordingly. If you want to make your own tortillas check out my recipe for flour tortillas here.

seasoning

To truly bring out the rich and savory flavors of the steak in this quesadilla recipe, I highly recommend seasoning the meat with a generous amount of salt and pepper. By adding these simple yet essential seasonings, you can enhance the meat’s natural taste and create a delectable depth of flavor throughout the dish. Additionally, by seasoning to taste throughout the recipe, you can ensure that every bite is perfectly seasoned to your liking. For the peppers, balsamic vinegar and sugar work together to create a sweet yet tangy glaze that enriches the taste of the vegetables. The balsamic vinegar adds acidity and complexity to the dish and complements the sweetness of the caramelized sugar. By using these seasonings, you can achieve a balanced and savory meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Steak Quesadilla

Servings 

6

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Calories

425

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Total Time 25 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Lb Sirloin Steak
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Cup Shredded Pepperjack Cheese
  • 6 Burrito-Sized Tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste

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Directions

Step 01

Season your steak generously on all sides with salt and pepper. Set aside and allow it to absorb the flavors while you continue prepping.

Step 02

Thinly slice your peppers and onion. Preheat your pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp of oil followed by your vegetables. Cook until tender, usually 3-5 minutes and season with salt. Add your vinegar and sugar to the vegetables and give them a good mix and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 03

Heat your pan to medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot add your steak and cook for 2-4 minutes per side depending on how well done you like your steak. After you flip your steak add the butter and gently baste your steak. Once your steak is done remove it from the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Slice it into your desired thickness.

Step 04

Reduce your heat to low. Lightly spray the back of your tortilla with cooking spray or brush it with melted butter and lay it in the pan. Add your 1/4 cup of cheese evenly to half of your tortilla followed by the veggies and steak. Sprinkle some additional salt on the stead and then add one last thin layer of cheese. Increase heat to medium, fold your tortilla in half and cook until golden brown on both sides.

Step 05

Cut, Serve, & Enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or any of your favorite dipping sauces.

FAQ

Can I use a different cut of steak for this quesadilla recipe?

Yes, you can use other cuts of steak such as ribeye or filet mignon for a more luxurious option. However, these cuts may come at a higher price point.

Can I substitute the veggies in this recipe?

Absolutely! This recipe is very versatile and you can adjust the veggies to your liking. For example, you can use mushrooms, zucchini or corn.

Can I use pre-shredded cheese instead of freshly shredded cheese?

While pre-shredded cheese is convenient, it may contain anti-caking agents that affect its ability to melt properly. Therefore, it is best to use freshly shredded cheese for optimal meltability and flavor.

Can I use a different type of cheese in this recipe?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different types of cheese such as cheddar or Monterey Jack. Just keep in mind that it may affect the overall taste and texture of the dish.

steak quesadilla served

Steak Quesadilla Recipe

David
Say goodbye to boring meals and hello to this delicious steak quesadilla recipe! By mixing together some classic Mexican flavors, a few fresh ingredients, and the unmistakable taste of tender steak, you can create a dish that is sure to be a hit with the whole family. Whether served as an appetizer or main course, this easy-to-make meal will have everyone coming back for more.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 425 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Lb Sirloin Steak or steak of choice
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 White Onion
  • 1 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese freshly shredded is best
  • 1 Cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese freshly shredded is best
  • 6 Burrito-Sized Tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions
 

  • Season your steak generously on all sides with salt and pepper. Set aside and allow it to absorb the flavors while you continue prepping.
  • Thinly slice your peppers and onion. Preheat your pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp of oil followed by your vegetables. Cook until tender, usually 3-5 minutes and season with salt. Add your vinegar and sugar to the vegetables and give them a good mix and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    Cook Vegetables
  • Heat your pan to medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of oil. Once the oil is hot add your steak and cook for 2-4 minutes per side depending on how well done you like your steak. After you flip your steak add the butter and gently baste your steak. Once your steak is done remove it from the heat and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Slice it into your desired thickness.
  • Reduce your heat to low. Lightly spray the back of your tortilla with cooking spray or brush it with melted butter and lay it in the pan. Add your 1/4 cup of cheese evenly to half of your tortilla followed by the veggies and steak. Sprinkle some additional salt on the stead and then add one last thin layer of cheese. Increase heat to medium, fold your tortilla in half and cook until golden brown on both sides.
    Build quesadilla
  • Cut, Serve, & Enjoy!
    Cut Quesadilla

Notes

  • Serve with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or any of your favorite dipping sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal
Keyword cheese, easy, quesadilla, roasted red peppers, steak
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