Loaded Steak Quesadillas
How to make Loaded Steak Quesadillas
1 (1 pound) beef top sirloin, thinly sliced
2 small onions, sliced
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 cup barbeque sauce (such as Bull’s-Eye(R) Texas-Style Bold Barbeque Sauce)
8 (10 inch) flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef until browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add onions and green bell peppers to beef; cook and stir until softened, 5 to 10 minutes.
Pour barbeque sauce over beef mixture and simmer until sauce is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes.
Lay 4 tortillas on a baking sheet and top each with beef mixture and Cheddar cheese.
Top each Cheddar cheese layer with a tortilla.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; flip the quesadillas and cook until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes more.
YIELD: 4 servings | SERVING SIZE: 1 quesadilla
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 707 | TOTAL FAT: 30g | SATURATED FAT: 15g | TRANS FAT: 0g | CHOLESTEROL: 135mg | SODIUM: 1390mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 61g | FIBER: 4g | SUGAR: 30g | PROTEIN: 49g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of meat instead of beef top sirloin?
Yes, you can use other cuts of beef such as flank steak or skirt steak. You can also substitute with chicken, shrimp, or even vegetables for a vegetarian option.
Can I grill the steak instead of cooking it in a skillet?
Yes, you can grill the thinly sliced steak instead of cooking it in a skillet. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and grill the steak for a few minutes on each side until cooked to your desired level of doneness. Let it rest before slicing it for the quesadillas.
Can I use a different type of sauce instead of barbeque sauce?
Absolutely! While the recipe suggests using barbeque sauce, you can experiment with other sauces to add different flavors. Some popular alternatives include chipotle sauce, salsa, or a homemade marinade. Choose a sauce that complements the steak and your taste preferences.
Can I use a different type of cheese for the quesadillas?
Absolutely! While the recipe calls for shredded Cheddar cheese, you can experiment with other types of cheese like Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, or a Mexican blend. Choose a cheese that melts well and complements the flavors you enjoy.
Can I make these quesadillas on a stovetop instead of baking in the oven?
Yes, you can cook the quesadillas on a stovetop. Simply assemble the quesadillas and cook them in a skillet over medium heat until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy, flipping them halfway through.
Can I customize the toppings in the quesadillas?
Absolutely! Feel free to add or substitute toppings to suit your taste. Some popular additions include sliced jalapeños, diced tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, or guacamole.
Get creative and personalize the quesadillas with your favorite flavors.
Can I prepare the beef and vegetable mixture in advance?
Yes, you can prepare the beef and vegetable mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to assemble and cook the quesadillas.
This can be a convenient option for saving time during meal preparation.
Can I make the quesadillas ahead of time and reheat them?
Yes, you can make the quesadillas ahead of time and reheat them. After assembling and baking the quesadillas, let them cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, reheat them in the oven or microwave until heated through.