Steak and Avocado Quesadillas

I never know where I’m going to get an idea for a great recipe!  I don’t always plan ahead, look on certain websites, or use certain cookbooks.  Sometimes I just get an idea and then run out to the grocery store.  Yesterday, I got a great idea from a supplement that came packaged with my monthly Good Housekeeping magazine.  (Thanks to my mom for ordering me the subscription!  It has turned out to be one of my new favorite magazines!!)

Steak and Avocado Quesadillas
Anyway, the supplement was called YourGoodHouse and mainly focused on different interior design ideas for the home, but towards the end of this little 27 page booklet, there was a section with a few recipes from Marcela Valladolid from Food Network.  I took one look at it and knew that I had to make Steak and Avocado Quesadillas for dinner!  I did not take her specific recipe or methods of cooking, but instead used the idea for my own inspiration!
Here is my recipe for scrumptious Steak and Avocado Quesadillas!
  • Flour Tortillas (you can usually buy them in packs of 8)
  • 1 bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 lb Skirt Steak
  • Sour cream and/or salsa if desired
  • A bit of butter
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning.
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil.
  • 1 avocado
  • Cut your skirt steak into several smaller pieces.
  • Sprinkle both sides of each piece of meat with some salt and pepper.
  • Pour your vegetable oil into a large skillet and place on high heat.
  • Once the oil is fully heated, place your meat into the pan.
  • Cook the meat in the oil for a total of at least 10 minutes: 5 minutes on one side; 5 minutes on the other.  Check with a meat thermometer to see if it is cooked to your desired amount – I left mine a little more on the rare side. (Yea…so much for trying to cut out read meats, haha)
  • Once cooked, remove your meat from the pan, let sit for a few minutes, and then slice into thin strips.  (It is easiest to cut against the grain of the meat).
  • Pre-heat another skillet to medium heat.  Place in just a bit of butter.
  • Once the butter is melted, place a tortilla in the bottom of the skillet.  Rub it around so it gets fully  coated in the butter.
  • Sprinkle some mozzarella cheese just on one side of the tortilla.
  • Line your strips of steak on top of your mozzarella.
  • Layer avocado strips on top of your steak.
  • Top with a bit more of mozzarella cheese.
  • Fold the top of your tortilla over so it now looks like a closed sandwich (it should now be a half circle).  Keep on medium heat and flip over.
  • Cook until each side of the tortilla is golden brown.
  • Cut into three pieces and serve with sour cream or salsa!
Like this recipe?  You should also check out my Easy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe.

xoxo, Food Marriage