This Steak Fajita Quesadilla combines the rich, meaty flavor of a steak with the vibrant colors and bold flavors of fajita vegetables, all wrapped up in crispy, cheesy tortillas.
Steak Fajita Quesadillas
Steak with peppers and onions sizzling on cast iron; just thinking of the hot steaming platter at our favorite Mexican restaurant makes my mouth water. I can almost smell those fajitas!
Steak or chicken fajitas are frequently my go-to order whether we’re dining out or ordering take-out. And thanks to the massive portions, I almost always have leftovers.
Knowing how much we enjoy quesadillas, it shouldn’t surprise you that I often layer leftover fajitas into cheesy quesadillas. However, you can make your own steak fajita quesadillas at home quite easily.
It doesn’t require a large portion of steak to make a hearty quesadilla. I used just a few leftover steak bites for this recipe. Add a few sauteed peppers and onions and sandwich it all between cheese and buttery tortillas. It is steak fajita quesadilla time!
Quesadilla assembly is a straightforward process. Start by placing your buttered tortilla in a pre-heated skillet. Add a layer of freshly shredded cheese and top with peppers, onions, and steak slices.
If you’re lucky enough to have some leftover mushrooms, definitely add them. I made buttered steak bites with mushrooms the other night and happily turned the leftovers into these quesadillas.
Top the meat and vegetables with a second layer of cheese. Two layers of cheese are fundamental; as the cheese melts it helps contain all the meat and vegetables when flipping the quesadilla and serving it.
Add the second tortilla and keep your heat on medium to medium-high. If the pan is too hot it will scorch the tortilla. While you can certainly cook your quesadilla at a super low temperature, it will take a long time. And if you’re like me? It will feel like forever when you are hungry.
After cooking, feel free to skip the plate and serve the quesadilla on your cutting board. Cutting a hot quesadilla into manageable pieces is simple with a pizza cutter or a long chef’s knife.
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To make this recipe you will need the following ingredients:
- flour tortillas
- shredded Mexican blend cheese
- sauteed bell peppers and onions
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Steak Fajita Quesadilla
- 2 8-10" flour tortillas
- 1 teaspoon butter
- ½ cup freshly shredded Mexican blend cheese (see note below for alternative cheese options)
- ⅔ cup cooked steak sliced very thin and chopped bite-size
- ⅓ cup sauteed bell peppers and onions
- Lightly butter one side of each tortilla. Place one tortilla in a hot skillet over medium-high heat. Layer half of the cheese, the steak, peppers and onions on the tortilla. Top with the remaining cheese. Place the second tortilla on top and cook for a minute or two.
- When the cheese is melting and the tortilla facing the skillet begins to brown, use a large spatula to carefully flip the tortilla over and cook on the second side for a few minutes.
- When everything has melted together and the tortillas are golden and crisp, remove the quesadilla from the skillet and slice it into wedges. Serve warm.
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