Steak Quesadilla Recipe

Steak Quesadilla

Your hard work in preparing good food for the family brings the family closer.

Impress them further with this cheesy, easy-to-make, and mouthwatering steak quesadilla.

Steak Quesadilla on the board with lemons

A quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with a delicious melted cheese filling.

The usual recipe for quesadilla calls for two tortillas on top of each other, holding the cheesy filling at the center.

However, this recipe calls for a single tortilla, which you form into a half-moon.

Doing it this way will allow you to make this a tasty snack or a full meal.

Ingredients

Ingredients of Steak Quesadilla
  1. 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  2. 1 thinly sliced red onion
  3. 250g beef tenderloin, thinly sliced across the grain
  4. 2 thinly sliced red bell peppers
  5. 1 thinly sliced green bell pepper
  6. 1 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  8. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  9. 1/4 tsp salt
  10. 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  11. 100g aged cheddar, grated
  12. 2 10-12inch flour tortilla
  13. 1 lime, cut into wedges

How to Make a Steak Quesadilla

1.Add oil to a heated skillet over medium heat and saute sliced onions and bell peppers until caramelized for two minutes.

Sauteing sliced onions and bell peppers

2.  Turn the heat up, add the beef slices, and continue sauteing for another two minutes.

Adding beef slices

3.  Pour the soy sauce, oyster sauce, and cumin. Stir fry for another minute. Season the stir-fried beef with salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Pouring the soy sauce

4.  Remove the stir fry from the heat and transfer it to a bowl. Without washing the skillet, place the tortilla over low heat. Add half of the stir-fried beef to one side of the tortilla and top with half the grated cheese.

Adding the grated cheese to the tortilla

5.  Slowly fold over the other half of the tortilla to form a half-moon and press down the tortilla. Cook for three minutes on low heat.

Folding the half of tortilla

6.  Slowly flip the quesadilla and cook for another three minutes.

Flipping the quesadilla

7.  Remove from the pan and repeat the process with the remaining tortilla.

8.  Serve together with lime wedges.

Important Tips

Closer look of Steak Quesadilla
  • Grating cheese is a lot of work. Before grating the aged cheddar, freeze them for an hour before preparing this steak quesadilla. Freezing will make your life easier; it will turn the cheese into a solid block, which is easier to grate.
  • Preparing a quesadilla is just like making grilled cheese. It’s best if you cook it nice and slow. Slow-cooking the quesadilla will allow the cheese to melt on low heat; you don’t want unevenly melted cheese inside the quesadilla.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flat lay of Steak Quesadilla
  • What does it taste like? Your steak quesadilla will strike a perfect balance between the spiced beef and bell peppers. The richness of the melted cheese will also add a unique tone. The crispiness of the tortilla adds a beautiful texture that lingers in your mouth as you take a bite. This easy quesadilla recipe is a representation of perfection.
  • What can you expect? Expect to burn the edges of the tortilla and some of the grated cheese. This is perfectly normal, and you can’t do anything about it. Moreover, the burnt flavor adds another taste dimension, leaving an aftertaste that blends well with the totality of the delicious quesadilla.
  • Can you use other cheese aside from aged cheddar? You can use Colby cheese and American cheese for this dish. They are the perfect substitutes for aged cheese, but you must grate them well.