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Grilled steak and spinach quesadillas

Living in Arizona has some definite perks and one of them is that we are a border state to Mexico and have aaaahmazing Mexican markets here that carry yummy authentic, handmade tortillas. These, in our opinion, are way better than the regular ‘ol tortillas carried at chain grocers because they have a salted, grilled flavor and can even be enjoyed plain! If you don’t have access to these yummy markets you can make your plain tortillas taste with way with a few tricks, like we made with our Grilled Steak and Spinach Quesadillas:

Grilled Steak and Spinach Quesadillas. YUM!

Our grandmother, a resident of Mexico until she attended college here in the US, made us the best green chili & cheese quesadillas every time we went to her house and we learned this trick from her. Our grilled quesadillas come out crispy and flavorful each time!

Grilled Steak and Cheese Quesadillas (with pineapple mango salsa) via lollyjane.com

Want to know to make them?

Steak and Spinach Quesadillas

Spice up your simple tortillas by filling with steak strips, monterey jack cheese and spinach then grill to make flavorful, crispy quesadillas.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lolly Jane

Ingredients

FILLING

  • 1 lb. cooked/seasoned steak sliced fajita-style
  • 3 c. spinach
  • 1.5 c. grated monterey jack cheese
  • 5-6 large flour tortillas

TOPPING

  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 c. diced tomatoes or pico de gallo

Instructions

  • Set grill to medium heat.
  • Brush tortillas LIGHTLY with butter or olive oil, (over wax paper.)
  • LIGHTLY sprinkle salt over tortillas.
  • Layer cheese, spinach and steak strips on half of the seasoned tortilla.
  • Fold over.
  • Grill the quesadillas until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are starting to brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Top with avocado and salsa.

Notes

To kick up the flavor a notch, try pepperjack cheese instead!
Grilled Steak and Cheese Quesadillas (with pineapple mango salsa) via lollyjane.com

Top with fresh tomatoes or pico de gallo, sliced avocados, sour cream or even eat as it. Either way, they are deeelish! 

Grilled Steak and Cheese Quesadillas (with pineapple mango salsa) via lollyjane.com

You can see our other recipes here or check out our latest grilling creations, all made on our fab STOK grill using their sweet inserts! 

 

Grilled pork chops with pineapple mango salsaGrilled pineapple | Chipotle lime chicken skewers | Perfectly grilled corn on the cob | Fruit Pizza

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Grilled Pineapple with a Cinnamon Sugar Glaze. The perfect side dish for any BBQ- top with ice cream for a real treat! via lollyjane.com

Chipotle Lime Chicken Skewers, perfect for grillin' and chillin' summer nights! via lollyjane.com

 

Perfectly grilled corn on the cob

BBQing? Why not throw on dessert? This Grilled Fruit Pizza is an easy + yummy way to end a summer meal! 

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16 Comments

    1. Hi Ashlee, great question thank you! We’ve update the recipe to read that yes, precook the steak and cut into strips (fajita style.) The precooked type rocks for this recipe and there’s no need to heat before grilling as it will heat thoroughly in the set time. Otherwise, just grill your steak before assembling the quesadillas then add back into the recipe. 🙂 Enjoy!

  1. These look great! I am sure the happy hubby will love these. We both love Quesadillas and these look like they would make a super fast dinner this week! Do you have a good recipe for black bean salsa by chance?

  2. Those look amazing! I love the idea of adding pepperjack too! What’s your favorite local Mexican market? I love Mexican food so I’m always on the lookout for a good tortilla.

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