Leftover steak quesadilla recipe

Leftover steak quesadilla recipe

Great meal all year round

We love to barbecue steak during the summer months. It takes a lot of work, so we make extra and freeze it to use with other dishes later on. One of our favorite recipes is steak quesadillas. This is done slightly different than when we make our chicken quesadillas, but tastes equally as delicious.

You will need the following ingredients to make steak quesadillas:
  • Leftover steak
  • Flour tortillas
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ green pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 oz. pepper jack cheese
  • 4 oz. diced tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Chives

Follow these steps to make steak quesadillas:

Step 1:
Dice your onion and green pepper. Fry these up in a pan with 1 tsp. of olive oil. Stir frequently and watch for the onions to become translucent.

Step 2:
While the onions and peppers are cooking, cut your leftover steak into bite-sized pieces. Some people like to do strips, but I prefer small bites.

Step 3:
Spray a frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. We use the olive oil spray. Lay 1 flour tortilla on the pan.

Step 4:
Sprinkle some of the onions, peppers, steak bits, diced tomatoes, and pepper jack cheese on top of the flour tortilla. Immediately top with another tortilla.

Step 5:
Cook the quesadilla for 5 minutes on each side.

Step 6:
Place the steak quesadilla on a plate and slice it into quarters with a pizza cutter. Serve with sour cream and chives.


  • If you skip using the diced tomatoes inside of the quesadilla, you can serve the steak quesadilla with a side of salsa.
  • Swiss cheese also tastes great when melted over the steak. Feel free to substitute the pepper jack cheese for the Swiss cheese.