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Beef Quesadillas with Salsa Recipe

Beef Quesadillas with Salsa Recipe

These easy, cheesy steak quesadillas are packed with beef and topped with pineapple salsa. And because it's a little sweet and not too spicy, they are very kid friendly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • SALSA:
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute steak in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink.
  • 2. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over one side of each tortilla; top with 1/3 cup beef and remaining cheese. Fold tortillas over.
  • 3. In another large skillet, cook two quesadillas in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas and oil. Cut into wedges.
  • 4. In a large bowl, combine the salsa ingredients; serve with quesadillas. Cover and refrigerate remaining salsa. Yield: 4 servings (4-1/2 cups salsa).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 645 calories, 33 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 1,067 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.