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Carne Asada Steak Quesadilla


Marinade :

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes, more if desired
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 Tablespoons dark or light brown sugar
  • juice of one lemon

Quesadilla Ingredients:

  • 1 each fresh red and green peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 large onion cut into strips
  • 8 oz sirloin steak, cut into thin strip - boneless chicken breast can be used as well
  • grated cheddar cheese, as much as you desire
  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  • Place all marinade ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Place the marinade in a ziplock bag along with the steak strips,onion slices and peppers. Remove the air from the bag, zip it closed and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
    Drain the marinade from the steak, onions and peppers and discard.
    Pan fry the steak,onions and peppers until no longer pink and peppers are soft. Set aside
    Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a large cast iron skillet. Place one large flour tortilla in the pan, sprinkle cheddar cheese over the tortilla, place the pan fried steak, onions and peppers over the cheese. Sprinkle with more cheese if desired, place another large flour tortilla on top. Cook over medium heat until the tortilla is lightly browned and crisp on the bottom, flip it over and cook until the bottom tortilla is lightly browned and crisp.  Remove the quesadilla from the pan, cut into four pieces, serve immediately.