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Loaded Steak Quesadillas Recipe

Loaded Steak Quesadillas Recipe

Sizzling Steak Symphony: Loaded Steak Quesadillas

Calling all cheese lovers and beef enthusiasts! This recipe isn't just a quesadilla; it's a flavor fiesta waiting to happen between two warm tortillas. Imagine tender, seasoned steak mingling with a vibrant mix of corn, beans, tomatoes, and creamy avocado, all enveloped in melty cheese.

The Power of Seasoning:

The key to this dish lies in the homemade spice blend. Combining chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt creates a symphony of flavors that perfectly complements the savory steak and complements the fresh toppings.

A Feast for the Senses:

This recipe offers a delightful textural contrast. The tender steak plays against the crispness of the corn and tomatoes, while the creamy avocado adds a touch of richness. Each bite is a burst of flavor and texture that will tantalize your taste buds.

Building Your Masterpiece:

The beauty of this recipe lies in its customizability. Feel free to add your favorite toppings or adjust the spiciness level to your preference.

Ingredients:

  • The Star of the Show:

    • 1 Lb Sirloin Steak - Choose a good quality sirloin steak for the best flavor and texture.
  • The Flavorful Rub:

    • 1 Tsp Chili Powder - Adds a touch of smokiness and heat.
    • ½ Tsp Paprika - Provides a hint of sweetness and vibrant color.
    • ¼ Tsp Cumin - Earthy and warm, cumin is a staple in Tex-Mex cuisine.
    • ¼ Tsp Oregano - Offers a subtle herbal note.
    • ¼ Tsp Garlic Powder - Adds a savory garlicky flavor without the hassle of chopping fresh garlic.
    • ¼ Tsp Onion Powder - Enhances the savory profile of the dish.
    • ¼ Tsp Salt - Brings out all the flavors in the dish.
  • The Melty Magic:

    • 4 Large Flour Tortillas - The foundation for your flavor-packed quesadilla.
    • 2 Cups Taco Blend Shredded Cheese - A melty cheese blend like cheddar and Monterey Jack is perfect for quesadillas.
  • The Flavorful Fillings:

    • ½ Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced - A burst of sweetness and acidity.
    • ½ Cup Fire Roasted Corn, Drained - Adds a touch of smokiness and sweetness.
    • ½ Cup Black Beans, Rinsed and Drained - Provides a dose of protein and fiber.
    • ½ Avocado, Diced - Creamy avocado adds richness and healthy fats.
  • The Finishing Touches:

    • Lime Juice and Chopped Cilantro (for garnish) - A squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of cilantro add a refreshing brightness to the dish.

Step-by-Step Guide to Quesadilla Bliss:

  1. Crafting the Spice Rub: In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. This will be your flavorful steak seasoning.

  2. Seasoning the Star: Generously season your sirloin steak with the prepared spice rub, ensuring it coats the meat evenly.

  3. Searing the Steak: Heat some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the seasoned steak to your desired doneness. Once cooked, remove the steak from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.

  4. Preparing the Assembly Line: Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Have all your toppings prepped and within easy reach for assembling the quesadillas.

  5. Building the Flavor Layers: Lay two large flour tortillas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle each tortilla with ½ cup of the shredded cheese.

  6. The Steak Star: Distribute the sliced steak evenly over the cheese on each tortilla.

  7. Adding Vibrancy: Top the steak with your favorite fillings: black beans, fire-roasted corn, sliced cherry tomatoes, and diced avocado.

  8. A Cheesy Finish: Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top of each loaded tortilla.

  9. Creating the Quesadilla Pockets: Carefully top each filled tortilla with another tortilla, creating a half-moon shape.

  10. Melty Perfection: Bake the quesadillas in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the tortillas are golden brown and crispy.

  11. The Grand Finale: Slice the quesadillas into wedges and serve them immediately. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a

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