Texas Size Sirloin Quesadillas Appetizers
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- 1 lb. top sirloin, well trimmed, cut 1-inch thick
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 large poblano peppers
- 4 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into strips
- 3-1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- 8 flour tortillas
Slice steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.
In a large sealable plastic bag combine wine, garlic, cumin, chili powder and olive oil. Add meat to bag. Seal bag and turn to coat meat strips. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight if desired.
Cut poblano peppers in half, remove seeds and veins, and cut into strips.
Add 2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil to a hot skillet and saute onions and pepper strips until onions are transparent. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, heat 1-2 Tbsp. vegetable oil and stir fry well-drained, marinated beef over medium-high heat until outsides of strips are no longer pink.
Add pepper-onion mixture and stir fry until heated through (about 1 minute).
Drain beef, pepper and onion mixture in colander.
Place a tortilla on a large dry griddle or skillet until it begins to brown.
Sprinkle with grated cheese, stir fry mixture, chopped cilantro and more cheese. Cover with another tortilla. Turn and grill until cheese melts and tortilla begins to brown.
Cut quesadilla into pie-shaped wedges and serve hot. Garnish with avocado slices.
Serve with Pico de Gallo and sour cream.
Tips from Our Cook
Pico de Gallo: 1 diced onion, 3 diced tomatoes, 1 minced serrano or jalapeno pepper, 3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro. Combine and mix well. You can substitute top round steak, round tip steak, or shoulder steak for the sirloin. This dish can also serve as an appetizer.
Nutrition Info per serving: (1 serving, 7 oz.) 371 calories; 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat; 7 g monounsaturated fat); 47 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrate; 3.1 g fiber; 23 g protein; 5.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 0.9 mcg vitamin B12; 2.5 mg iron; 27.5 mcg selenium; 3.6 mg zinc.