Flank Steak, Caramelized Onion and Extra Sharp Cheddar Quesadillas

I wanted a tasty meal that would be easy to make. I marinated some flank steak using my carne asada marinade, caramelized some onions, shredded some cheese and made fresh guacamole and salsa. I can’t tell you how easy and delicious these quesadillas were. We loved the sharp cheddar with the tangy steak and creamy onions – the flavor combination was amazing. I served these quesadillas with black beans, tortilla chips, fresh guacamole and salsa. It was a fantastic meal that satisfied all of us.

Flank Steak Marinade:

  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs of flank steak
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours – overnight if you can.

Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion
  • Salt to taste

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add onions, cook for about 30 minutes or until caramelized. Season with salt and set aside.

Other Ingredients:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa

Grill your flank steak to your liking. Let the meat rest before slicing in thin slices AGAINST the grain.

To prepare the quesadillas, take a little shredded cheese and sprinkle evenly over a flour tortilla. Place a few slices of flank steak over the cheese, add some caramelized onions and a little additional cheese. Place one more tortilla over the top to finish. Carefully place the quesadilla in a skillet over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool for a minute. Slice with a pizza cutter into wedges. Serve with guacamole and salsa. Enjoy.

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