Chimichurri Steak and Vegetable Quesadillas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 7
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 35 min.
Total: 1 hr. 15 min.
Kate Miller
Steak, chimichurri sauce, and cheese were made to go together.

Ingredients

  • Chimichurri Sauce1 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Steak and Vegetable Quesadillas1 small yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms
  • 1 lb bottom round steaks (or other steak of your choice)
  • 2 Tbs butter, more as needed
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 7 burrito-sized tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup chimichurri sauce (ingredients above)

Directions

  • Chimichurri SauceCoarsely chop parsley. Finely mince garlic. Place both in a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • Steak and Vegetable QuesadillasThinly slice onions, red peppers, and mushrooms. Place in a plastic baggie or covered bowl and refrigerate until using.
  • Thinly slice steak against the grain and refrigerate until using. (To make slicing the steak easier, stick it in the freezer for about 15 minutes first.)
  • Heat butter and oil in a large skillet. Add sliced vegetables and cook for 3 minutes. Add sliced steak, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook until steak is cooked, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your slices.
  • Top half of each tortilla with some cheese. Spoon some of the veggie and steak combination on top. Dollop some chimichurri sauce on top and then cover with more cheese.
  • Fold the tortillas in half. Melt some butter in a large skillet or on a griddle. Cook the quesadillas for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Cut into wedges and serve. If you have any chimichurri sauce left, you can serve that with the quesadillas for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 504
  Calories from Fat 294 (58%)
(51%)Total Fat 33g
(63%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(24%)Cholesterol 73mg
(33%)Sodium 801mg
(14%)Potassium 500mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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