Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Beer-Doused Steak Quesadillas

They say "necessity is the mother of invention," and that was certainly true of this fun little recipe! Stephen and I grabbed some food at the grocery store yesterday, and when I started making these quesadillas I realized we hadn't thought to get any type of sauce. So I decided to cook the steak tips in beer, and the result was delicious! Here's the recipe, in case you're interested in trying them:

  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup grated Gouda
  • Heaping tbsp of herbed chevre
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed 
  • A few slivers of onion
  • 1/2 cup steak tips
  • 2 tbsp pre-made pico de gallo
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/5 bottle Porter (or beer of choice)
Directions: start pan on high heat and add 1 of your 2 tbsp of olive oil. Toss in the steak and give it a 30 to 60 second sear, then add the beer. Turn down heat to medium and let it cook until slightly rarer than your desired temp, since it'll cook further once you add it to the quesadilla. Then take out the steak and slice it up smaller if needed. Bring a second frying pan up to medium heat and add the second tbsp of olive oil.  Put the flour tortillas in the pan with the Gouda, chevre (break the heaping tbsp up into smaller dollops) and steak sandwiched in the middle of the two. Cook until cheese has melted. Remove, separate tortillas and add onions, avocado, and pico de gallo to the middle. Stick the halves back together, pour the remaining Porter in a beer mug, and enjoy! This only serves one, so multiply the amounts by the number of people you're cooking for. :)  

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