Steak Quesadillas With Melted Chile Cheese

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Our recipe for Steak Quesadillas With Melted Chile Cheese is more than a simple Mexican snack food.  Grilled steak is placed in a flour tortilla then topped with poblano chiles, goat cheese, Chihuahua cheese and red onion.  The quesadilla is then lightly grilled on a comal or a cast iron pan.  Garnish with a little cilantro.  You can read more about Mexican Cheeses here.

Substitute top sirloin steak if you'd like a less "fatty" meat.

Recipe By: Chef Joseph Cacace
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total35 min |
  • ServesSeves 4

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all the filling ingredients in a bowl; add salt and pepper to taste. Lay 4 of the 8 tortillas on a flat surface and distribute the filling evenly. Cover each with another tortilla, forming a sandwich.

For melted chile cheese
Mix the chili powder and the cheese together. Sprinkle on top of each quesadilla while it’s still hot, and serve.

To cook the quesadillas
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a nonstick sauté pan on medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the oil ‘shimmers’. Place a quesadilla gently into the pan. When it has browned on one side, gently flip with a spatula. By the time the other side is brown, the quesadilla will be heated through and the cheese will have begun to melt around the edges.

Repeat for all 4 quesadillas.

Garnish the quesadilla with cilantro sprigs.

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