Chipotle Steak Quesadilla

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Chipotle Steak Quesadilla

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 4


**For the Steak:**

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoons adobo paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
  • Squeeze of lime juice

**For the Vinaigrette:**

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup red vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup neutral oil

**For the Fajitas:**

  • 2 green bell peppers thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

**For Assembly:**

  • Flour tortillas
  • Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • Hot salsa
  • Sour cream


**Make the Vinaigrette:**

  • In a food processor, combine honey, vinegar, mustard, lime juice, black pepper, salt, paprika, garlic cloves, oregano, adobo sauce, and chili powder.
  • Blend while streaming in the oil until smooth. Adjust flavors as needed and set aside.

**Make the Fajitas:**

  • In a pan over medium heat, sauté bell peppers, onions, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, and salt in olive oil for 7 to 8 minutes until softened. Set aside.

**Prepare the Steak:**

  • In a bowl, mix garlic, chili powder, salt, oregano, black pepper, cumin, coriander, adobo, and olive oil to create the marinade.
  • Coat the steak with the marinade and let it sit for at least 30 minutes.
  • Sear the steak in a heated cast iron skillet until cooked to your liking. Chop into small pieces and set aside.

**Assemble the Quesadilla:**

  • Heat a large pan and spray with oil. Place a tortilla in the pan.
  • Add cheese, fajitas, steak, salsa, and more cheese on one side of the tortilla. Fold over the other side and toast until golden brown.
  • Flip and repeat. Cut into pieces and serve warm with vinaigrette and sour cream for dipping. Enjoy!

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