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Steak Teriyaki Quesadillas Recipe

Steak Teriyaki Quesadillas Recipe

These gently charred quesadillas embody the definition of cheesy deliciousness. The slight smoky flavor pairs perfectly with sweet pineapple and savory steak. —Lisa Huff, Clive, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; set aside 3 tablespoons for filling. Pour remaining mixture into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the steak; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 2. Drain steak and discard marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-11 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • 3. Remove steak from the grill and cool slightly; cut into bite-size pieces. In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, red onion, green pepper and beef.
  • 4. Sprinkle half of the cheese over three tortillas. Using a slotted spoon, top with beef mixture. Drizzle with reserved soy mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with remaining tortillas.
  • 5. Grill over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut each into six wedges; serve immediately. Yield: 18 wedges.

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 113 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 245 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 9 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.