May 30, 2023

Mexican-Style Steak + Cheese Quesadillas

Mexican-Style Steak + Cheese Quesadillas
Sometimes a semi-homemade meal is a great option for busy weeknights. I know that sometimes I need a quick, no-fuss meal that tastes great, but I don’t necessarily have the time to make it all from scratch. As a busy working mom, I get it! As much as I try to prepare for the busy weeknights, there are times when I need backup. SO for this recipe I decided to defrost Piedmont BBQ Co’s Tamari Lime Flank Steak and use it in these gooey and delicious Mexican-style quesadillas. Piedmont BBQ Co made this so easy for me! I am loving their flavorful and delicious "Heat & Eat" proteins, because I can have dinner on the table. Lucky for you, my code GOURMETMAMI gets you $25 off your first box at Piedmont BBQ Co. Everything is shipped frozen, in vacuum sealed bags so they are really easy to store in your freezer. Now, here is my recipe for Mexican-Style Steak + Cheese Quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • Piedmont BBQ Co Tamari-lime flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil, divided
  • 4 oz Oaxaca cheese, diced
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp grated cotija cheese
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas (fajita size)
  • Optional accompaniments: salsa,pico de gallo, guacamole, sourcream.

Instructions
 

  • Defrost the marinated flank steak overnight.
  • Heat pan over high heat. Add ½ teaspoon avocado oil.
  • Place the steak in the pan, reserving the marinade that is left in the bag. Sear for 3-4 minutes and then flip. Sear for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the steak has a golden crust on each side, remove from the pan and let rest.
  • Slice the steak against the grain into strips, or to the size of your liking.
  • Heat the reserved marinade up and begin to reduce over medium heat, once it is reduced by about half, add the sliced steak back into the pan and coat in the sauce. You can continue to cook the steak until it is cooked to your liking.
  • Turn off the flame and set aside.
  • To assemble the quesadillas, place 6 (6-inch) flour tortillas on a flat surface. On one half of each tortilla, divide the Oaxaca cheese among the 6 tortillas, then top with steak, cilantro, mozzarella and cotija cheese.
  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat and add ½ teaspoon oil. Fold the tortilla in half and place as many as you can in the pan. Place something heavy on top so they stay closed (I used a smaller cast-iron pan)
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden crust forms on the tortillas and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.

Notes

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Keyword 30 minute meal, game-day, kid-friendly

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