Flank Steak, Caramelized Onion and Extra Sharp Cheddar Quesadillas

Flank Steak, Caramelized Onion and Extra Sharp Cheddar QuesadillasI 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.

Flank Steak, Caramelized Onion and Extra Sharp Cheddar Quesadillas

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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