I came up with this one night when I didn't know what to cook. I had leftover steak in the fridge, so I decided to get creative. These came out wonderful! The measurements are approximations, so feel free to change them according to your tastes. Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and green bell pepper in the hot oil until onions are softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Season mixture with salt and transfer to a bowl.

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  • Brush 1 side of each tortilla with remaining oil. Place 1 tortilla, oil-side down, in the same skillet; sprinkle with 1/2 the steak, 1/2 the onion mixture, and 1/2 the Mexican cheese mixture. Place a second tortilla, oil-side up, onto cheese layer, pressing down with a spatula to seal.

  • Cook quesadilla over medium heat until cheese melts and tortillas are browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from skillet and cut into wedges. Repeat with remaining ingredients for second quesadilla.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; protein 28g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 31.1g; cholesterol 79.4mg; sodium 761.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2015
we make versions of this all the time. Place the tortilla in a lightly oiled pan and put the stuff on half, fold it over and press down. Add another tortilla and fill half, fold it over. The first might be ready to turn. It's like an assembly line. It's much easier to flip a folded one. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2015
we make versions of this all the time. Place the tortilla in a lightly oiled pan and put the stuff on half, fold it over and press down. Add another tortilla and fill half, fold it over. The first might be ready to turn. It's like an assembly line. It's much easier to flip a folded one. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2013
Excellent! I did not have leftover steak, but I did make this using flat iron steak that I had marinated in worchestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic. These were so simple to make and very satisfying. I served them w/ sour cream, salsa and mexican rice. Great way to strech a small amount of meat. I will def be making these again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2015
I've been making something similar to this, out of leftovers for years and we love them! Nice to have a guideline, extra suggestions and some validation! To the person who wrote, "Missing important step. Need to cook the steak." You are missing an important ingredient description... "1/2 pound COOKED steak". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2015
Quick easy and delicious. I used chicken breast rather than steak. Grilled them on a quesadilla maker. Served them with 'Quesadilla Jalapeño Spread' and 'Rice Elena' both from AR. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2015
Really good! I made this tonight and my husband & I both loved it. I exchanged the steak for black beans to keep it vegetarian and it was great. We topped with salsa sour cream & guacamole -- so yummy. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2015
I loved this!! Came together quick. Used leftover Ribeye. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2015
I used fresh chuck tender steak which I marinated in a blend of 1/4 c veg oil 1 Tbsp vinegar and a few tablespoons of fajitas seasoning (in ziplock bag for several hours.). We grilled the steak and sliced it into very thin strips. I sautéed the onions and peppers until half way cooked then added a cup of sliced mushrooms and continued to sauté the veggies. After cooking the quesadillas as suggested I sieved them with sides of sour cream avocado and salsa verde as options. I used the large flour tortillas which were too large and not as easy to flip over. I will remember to used the smaller 8 inch tortillas. This made two large quesadilla. Will make this again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
I used this as the base for Johnsonville's (R) Six Ingredient or Less challenge subbing sausage in a 6 ingredient recipe. I made per the directions using chopped cooked mild sausage in place of the steak (because sausage peppers and onions are perfect fit right?!). I don't care for sausage so it's tough for me to gauge bit it was good w/the sausage and I'm sure would be prefect w/leftover steak too. Leftover sausage leftover steak....no matter what the protein this is a great quick simple weeknight meal. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
I had some leftover steak and some onion no bell pepper but I did have some sliced mushrooms. I also used some sliced pepper jack. It held up deliciously to the substitutions and took this disorganized cook only ten minutes from conception to table! Read More
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