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Stack of steak quesadillas with fresh toppings.

Flank Steak Quesadillas Recipe


Do you know how to make steak quesadillas? The whole family will love this SIMPLE steak quesadillas recipe that’s also loaded with veggies!


Units Scale
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. flank steak
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 4 flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 12 oz. shredded Mexican cheese (queso asadero or queso Oaxaca)
  • fresh toppings (salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream)



  1. In a small pinch bowl, mix together sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Season steak by sprinkling spice mixture over both sides of the steak and lightly pat into steak.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or grill pan and add steak, cooking for about 4-6 minutes per side. (Because the thickness of steaks will vary, it’s best to use a meat thermometer and cook to 140 degrees F for medium doneness.) Set meat aside and let rest for 10 minutes until thinly slicing.
  4. Assemble quesadillas. In large skillet over medium heat, layer 1/3 cup shredded cheese on one half of the tortilla. Top with thinly sliced steak and another 1/3 cup shredded cheese.
  5. Fold over top and cook for about 2-3 minutes, and when cheese starts to melt, carefully flip over with large flipper and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining 3 quesadillas.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with toppings.


  • Topping ideas: shredded lettuce, sliced grape tomatoes, avocado, salsa, sour cream, hot sauce (see list above in post) 
  • Estimated nutrition facts do not include toppings.

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