Thursday, May 12, 2011

Steak Quesadillas: A Quick Fix for the Midweek Rush

Quesadillas are a great quickie meal. There are so many varieties, cheese, veggie, chicken, pork, steak...  Quesadillas are great because you can do the prep work ahead of time and have dinner on the table in about 15 minutes total.  Today's version used extra steak from last night's dinner.
*Time Saving TIP* On nights that I have extra time in the kitchen I try to plan ahead for busy days and cook up a little extra, whether it's making extra servings of the entire meal for leftovers, chopping extra vegetables or cooking an extra chicken breast, chop or steak to add to the next days meal.  Planning ahead is way easier than you'd think and it saves so much time!

Back to the Quesadillas! Here is the simple version of a Quesadilla.

The Deets
(for 2)
4 Tortillas (I used Whole Wheat)
1/2 Steak cooked and seasoned to taste
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
6 Mushrooms
1/2 Jalapeno
1/2 Tomato
add other toppings as desired

The How To
Heat Skillet over Medium Low Heat
Spray with Cooking Spray
Add Tortilla & Toppings
Cook until Cheese Bubbles
Once Cheese begins to bubble, remove from pan and place on baking sheet
Top with second Tortilla
Place in Oven and Broil on low until brown, about 3 minutes
Add some black beans & a salad and dinner is ready. (Yes, even on Quesadilla night you still need to eat your greens)

Plate, Pray & Enjoy!

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