Craving the flavors of Taco Bell’s steak quesadilla? Look no further! This homemade recipe will guide you through recreating that delicious taste right in your kitchen. Perfect for a gathering or a family meal, everyone will enjoy these mouthwatering quesadillas.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
8 to 10 persons
4-5 quesadillas (each cut into halves)
- Griddle or frying pan
- Cooking spray
- Cutting board
- 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- 4 large flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, chopped
- 1 tablespoon jalapeño juice (from the pickled jalapeños jar)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Butter for grilling
- In a bowl, mix the sliced flank steak with taco seasoning until well-coated. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of oil and cook the marinated steak until fully cooked. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix mayonnaise, chopped pickled jalapeños, jalapeño juice, sugar, cumin, and paprika to create the sauce.
- To assemble the quesadillas, spread the sauce on one side of each tortilla. Place a tortilla, sauce-side up, on a griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheese on the tortilla, add a portion of the cooked steak, and fold the tortilla in half.
- Grill the quesadilla on both sides until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is lightly crispy.
- Repeat the process for the remaining tortillas and steak.
- Cut each quesadilla into halves and serve hot.
- Serving Size: 1 quesadilla half
- Calories: 290
- Total Fat: 18g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 50mg
- Sodium: 700mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 16g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 2g
- Protein: 16g
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About for Health:
While delicious, this recipe should be enjoyed in moderation due to its high fat and calorie content. You can modify the sauce and cheese to make it a bit healthier.
Dish Originating from:
Main Course, Snack
How Long Does It Last:
Leftover quesadillas can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Can it Freeze:
Quesadillas can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Reheat in the oven for best results.
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Other Food or Drink Pairings:
- Pair with Mexican rice and refried beans for a complete meal.
- Enjoy with a refreshing glass of iced tea or a Mexican soda.
Community Tips and Praise in Points:
- Many suggest adding grilled vegetables for a twist.
- Some recommend adding a squeeze of lime for extra flavor.
- Most praise the homemade sauce, finding it very similar to Taco Bell’s.
6 FAQs: Taco bell steak quesadilla recipe
- Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?
- Yes, you can use skirt steak or sirloin as alternatives.
- Can I make this vegetarian?
- Absolutely, substitute the steak with grilled vegetables or plant-based meat alternatives.
- How can I make it spicier?
- Add more pickled jalapeños or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the sauce.
- Can I use a different type of cheese?
- Yes, feel free to experiment with different cheeses like cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack.
- Is the sugar in the sauce optional?
- Yes, you can omit the sugar or adjust the sweetness to your liking.
- Can I make the sauce ahead of time?
- Certainly, prepare the sauce in advance and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
This homemade Taco Bell steak quesadilla recipe allows you to enjoy the classic flavors of Taco Bell in the comfort of your home. It’s a crowd-pleaser, perfect for gatherings and a great option for a quick and satisfying meal.
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