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Steak Teriyaki Quesadillas

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.
  • Makes
    18 wedges


  • 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients; set aside 3 tablespoons for filling. Pour remaining mixture into a shallow dish. Add the steak and turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • 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 thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese over 3 tortillas. Using a slotted spoon, top with beef mixture. Drizzle with reserved soy mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with remaining tortillas.
  • Grill over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut each into 6 wedges; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 wedge: 113 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

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  • mkaskela
    Oct 4, 2013

    Great steak marinade!

  • hondapcgirl1
    Jun 21, 2012

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  • rinsarahcharles
    Aug 20, 2011

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  • KiskiCook
    Aug 11, 2011

    The steak barely made it into the quesadilla. It smelled so good coming off the grill that we all had to taste it ... and could barely stop! What a wonderful marinade. Followed recipe exactly, entire family loved it. Will DEFINITELY make this again.

  • anselr
    Aug 7, 2011

    These are really delicious. I forgot to reserve some of the marinade which would have made them even better, but they were still good without it. Will definitely make again.

  • bcandrian
    Jul 26, 2011

    This was excellent and a fun change on a basic quesadilla.