Aug 162010

Beef Quesadilla

This is a very simple recipe, you can use leftover steak. I used some leftover prime rib from a dinner that we had at Lawry’s. It makes a fast weekend lunch or even dinner. The flour tortilla that I used was from Costco, the ones that are not cooked, you can find them at the refrigerator section, but you can use the ready cooked as well.


¾ to 1 lb leftover steak, cut in slices
3~4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium onion finely sliced
¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 table spoon soy sauce
Grated mozzarella cheese
Flour tortillas


Sautee the garlic and onion in olive oil, add the salt, pepper and soy sauce, once is slightly soft add the steaks. Sautee for a few more minutes and add the cilantro. Remove from the heat.

Heat or cook the 2 tortillas both side, set one aside.

Top one tortilla with the grated mozzarella cheese and the steak. Place the second tortilla on top and let it brown both side, until the cheese is melted.

Cut into 4 slices and serve hot.

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  99 Responses to “Beef Quesadilla and an Award”

  1. Sound superb for monday supper!

  2. I just love quesadillas!! They are easy to make, and don’t require a ton of time in front of the stove! I recently tried a combo with brie, papaya, onions, and jalapeno- delicious!!

  3. So yummy! I am super craving some melted cheese and beef now.

  4. Look at the pan of onions….the sweetness of it must be so well paired with beef in the pockets 🙂

  5. Luv quesadillas! Like you, I find they are a great way to use leftover meat! (I fry the tortillas in butter in a nonstick skillet — makes them ridiculously yummy…) Still loving the way you arrange your photos! Have a great week!

  6. Congrats on your award Juliana! Those quesadillas look mouthwatering. Love carmelized onions, they make everything taste so much better don’t they? Another fantastic recipe!

  7. These look great and I appreciate the photos of the steps. I don’t eat beef itself, but would love this with some veggie fake meat mince.

  8. Those are some great photos! Makes me super hungry.

  9. This looks like the perfect use for leftover steak — what a delicious quesadilla! Congrats on your lovely award!

  10. Juliana, This looks delicious! I really love a good quesadilla and I’m sure with lawry’s prime rib in there it was absolutely heavenly. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your award!

  11. Congrats to you on your award! Richly deserved. 😉

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  13. this looks great I need to make more meals like this yum

  14. Oh I love quesadillas! specially something like this with lots of cheese in them..

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  15. Congrats
    the quesadillas look yummy

  16. Congrats on the award 🙂 Love the mouth watering quesadillas.
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  17. I love quesadillas and this looks delicious. Prime rib at that. Beautiful final photo.

  18. Congratulations on a well deserved award! This is a terrific recipe to use up leftover meats. I hate waste!

  19. Great use of leftovers! Your quesadillas look so delicious- congratulations on your award!

  20. It is always great when you are able to utilize food from other meals in beautiful new ways. Great recipe!

  21. Your version of beef quesadillas is wonderful… I do think it’s a great way to use leftovers.

  22. Looks fabulous…fresh, easy and fast…what more could you ask for really? Thanks for the step by step images too.

  23. Waw!! Your quesidilla’s look tremendously tasty!!

    Congrats on your recent awrd!! Yeah & enjoy!

  24. Yum! Prime rib quesadillas sounds so deliciously fancy! 😀

  25. yum! this quesadilla looks perfect!

  26. What a great way to use leftovers! Tasty and quick 🙂 Yum, yum…

  27. I love quesadillas in about any form, but your version here looks especially tasty!

  28. The quesadillas look delicious! I could go for one of them right about now with a side of scrambled eggs! Congrats on the award!

  29. Congratulations on your award! this looks amazing–I know what I’m having for lunch!

  30. That is delicious quesadillas. Using leftover to fix quick lunch or dinner perfect. Congratulation on the award.

  31. Looks really delicious! always love the way you post your step by step photos!

  32. Gorgeous quesadillas! A yummy specilaity.

    Congrats on the award.



  33. This looks amazing! It’s making me really hungry. I could definitely go for a quesadilla for lunch.

  34. Wow… Juliana how yummy that looks, I adore quesadillas. Nice step by step pictures.

  35. congrats on your award, we ve wuick and easy meals like this on weeknight, i have seen these totillas and wow are they ever handy, great recipe


  36. GREAT pics….YUMMMYYYYY!!!

  37. Looks so yummy, I’d love a slice 🙂
    Congrats on your well deserved award daaaahling.
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  38. looks so perfectly crispy!!! congrats on the award!

  39. I LOVE quesdillas! I can’t ever get enough!

  40. Simple and delicious! Love cooking with leftovers!

  41. Thanks dear for those lovely words..appreciated…coming to quesdillas, they looks delicious..will try the recipe with chicken coz we do not eat beef..

  42. Mmm, I haven’t had lunch yet, so I’m thinking quesadilla!! Great way to use leftover meat. I love quesadillas!

  43. Looks yummy. What a great idea for left-overs! Thank you for stopping by my blog as well!

  44. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog…
    Nice step by step pictures.
    This is a terrific recipe to use up leftover meats.
    Simple and delicious!

  45. Quesadillas are one of my favorite things. I love the gooey cheese and crispy tortillas. Now, I’m craving them for dinner!

  46. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.will grive a try

  47. I, too love quesidillas and am always looking for ways to jazz them up. This is certainly jazzed and tasty! ill do.

  48. Cilantro! That’s all I need to know and I love this dish. ;-)))))

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  49. Congratulations on your award! My husband would love this beef quesadilla dish, it is a great way to use up leftover steak. I made something similar the other night but I used corn tomato salsa with the steak and wrapped it up in a tortilla, really simple, no cooking involved, I think your recipe looks good, thanks for sharing:-)

  50. Juliana, this looks so simple and delicious and I love the way you present your photos! (=

  51. I love making quesadillas! Esp. with leftovers. That way everybody gets exactly what they want. Steak would definitely be my choice!

  52. These quesadilla look yummy!!! gloria

  53. Your quesadillas are super delicious!

  54. First, congratulations on your award 🙂 Next…these quesadillas are wonderful! And, I adore the way you do your photos, very vibrant and lovely 🙂

  55. I love quesadillas but i am ashamed to say i have never made them. I have no idea why, maybe because i never by tortilla bread? I have no idea but i am inspired to make them now after reading this. Great post!

  56. Congrats on your award dear, that is really delicious, looks perfect..

  57. quesadillas are one of my go-to dinners, as long as there’s lots and lots of cheese involved. 🙂

  58. Great job on the site, it looks wonderful. I am going to bookmark it and will make sure to check often

  59. Mmm could totally go for some mexican food now!

  60. This looks so good. It has been a while since I’ve made quesadillas. This will be a great recipe to try!

  61. Looks easy to make and yummy!:)

  62. What a delicious way to use leftover meat! Quesadillas rock!

  63. Quesadillas are the quintessential food for almost any type of leftovers, including steak which you can use to s t r e t c h a meal – wonderful!

  64. Wow what a genius and delicious recipe!
    Congrats on the award:)!

  65. I love quesadillas and yours look so delicious! YUM. Thanks for the comment on my blog. I hope you come and visit again. Have a great one. Michael

  66. You are very generous in terms of beef!!! I love that! it looks really enticing, I mean, they are all good stuff!

  67. Julianna…you remind me that I should be putting this type of meal together more often.
    I’ll put chicken instead of beef and a little sliced avocado. I’m sure that this recipe will put a smile on our tummies. Great simplicity ;o)

    Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,

  68. It’s a good way to use up the left over. This is similar to “murtabak”.

  69. Mmm, these look addicting! And I’m going to look for those tortillas at Costco, what a cool idea!

  70. Kudos on your well deserved award. I am sure more will follow. The quesadilla sounds fantastic.

  71. I have to make these! I swear i say at least once a month that i MUST make quesadilla’s! I’ve seen some amazing recipes from blogs around the world, including yours – havent seen a BEEF recipe yet. im printing this out!

  72. Congrats! Your quesadilla sounds great!

  73. Gotta love tasty leftovers! I do a similar quesadilla with left-over chicken, tri-tip or steak and add some avocado. Yum! Congrats on your award!

  74. I love quesadillas! And this one looks great!

  75. Your quesadillas look amazing! We were just sent a bunch of those uncooked Tortilla Land tortillas and we love them. I just did a post using them in a sweet recipe. Gotta try your version too. xo

  76. What a great way to use up leftover steak! We love quesadillas at our house. It’s fun finding new ways to make them!

  77. Mmmmmm….yummy, cheesy quesadillas. I love that they’re so easy, yet so delicious! Congrats on the award!

  78. Oh my goodness, these look amazing!!! I love quesadillas with beef but always try to order chicken to be “healthier.” Now I’m totally craving these!!

  79. I’ve been thinking about making enchiladas sometime in the near future, but quesadillas might be a good idea instead. Although, we never have leftover steak when we grill out! So I would have to improvise on that front!

  80. Congrats on your award! You know what my hubby would go crazy with this. He loves Mexican food so much!

  81. We love quesadillas any time of day. They are such a quick meal and a great way to use leftovers as you said. I’m loving these with leftover steak!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  82. Juliana, thanks for commenting on my site, and introducing me to yours! How did you find me? Your recipes are lovely … I’ll look forward to reading more!

  83. Great recipe to have up your sleeve. I love to have some meals on the list that only take a few minute to put together!

  84. I love the uncooked tortillas at Costco too. This looks like an easy and delicious meal.

  85. This looks delicious – a fabulous meal, especially for a cool night.

  86. Love this recipe! A perfect mid-week dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  87. How good does this look?!? I love that there is soy sauce in the mix – it adds great flavour to nearly everything.

  88. I love quesadillas! Congrats on the award 🙂

  89. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love using leftovers and your quesadillas are such a good idea. There is something so much better about uncooked tortillas..their texture is more luscious.
    Congratulations on your award. Your website is splendid.

  90. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love using leftovers and your quesadillas are a great idea. There is something about uncooked tortillas…their texture is so luscious. congratulations on the award. Your website is splendid.

  91. The Quesadilla looks yummy! Great job :)!

  92. yumm, quesidellas are the perfect way to use up left overs 🙂

  93. congratulations on your award!!!! and that is one great looking quesadilla, it is making me hungry looking at it!

  94. Your quesidillas are so perfectly toasted!

  95. This is my kind of recipe. What great flavors. I think anything tastes good in a well-made tortilla.

  96. Yum! We have fajitas all of the time, but never quesadillas – these looks so good, I think I’m going to add quesadillas to this week’s menu.

    Question — what photo editing program do you use? I like the step-by-step mashups.

  97. Hi Juliana,
    They look very yummy those quesadillas!

  98. Congratulations on your well deserved award! Your quessadilla looks absolutely mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing & enjoy your day.
    Cheers, kristy

  99. Congrats on your well deserved award you all the great work you do here.