A sweet and salty flavor combination is always a huge hit, and the blue cheese and balsamic glaze in these beefy quesadillas is no exception. Pair with Mixed Greens with Lime Vinaigrette for a sensational meal.
Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 11 minutes
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
1/2 pound thinly sliced low-sodium deli roast beef (such as Boar's Head)
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
4 teaspoons balsamic glaze (such as Gia Russa)
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until tender and lightly browned. Remove from heat.
Top half of each tortilla evenly with beef, onion, and cheese. Fold tortillas in half.
Return pan to heat. Coat pan and both sides of quesadillas evenly with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges; drizzle with 1 teaspoon glaze.
This was surprisingly delicious. Very simple and fast to make but quite a complex flavor. Even tastes good cold as leftovers. I thought lunch meat was weird, but with the combination of flavors you couldn't even tell that it had roast beef in it. I did increase the amount of cheese to one ounce per quesadilla. You can make an easy balsamic glaze by microwaving balsamic vinegar for a few minutes until it reduces to a thickened glaze.
We used this recipe more as a guide. The ingredients all went well together, we just changed them a bit. We used a sirloin steak which we sliced, flavored with balsamic and gently cooked in a skillet. Also added mushrooms with onions.
I misread the ingredients so I didn't buy a balsamic glaze. Instead I drizzled balsamic vinegar right before frying the quesadilla.
Turned out very good! We would make our modified version again. Just can't see using sliced lunch meat for this.
Would love to find out what others serve with this. I had a total miss with my smashed avocado and Kashi spicy grain mix.
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