※ Quesadilla Recipe

"Queso" is cheese in Spanish. 
A quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside.
My favorites are beef, cheese, baby spinach, hot sauce and onions.
I had some vegetarian friends over for lunch on Sunday & I made an array of fillings. 

What you need:
Large flour tortillas
Oilve oil

Suggested fillings
  • Slow roasted caramelized pumpkin
  • Slow roasted capsicum; red and green
  • Caramelized onions
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Home Made Sriracha
  • Slow cooked beef with home made seasoning **
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Green onions 
  • Black olives, sliced
  • Fresh tomatoes, diced
  • Chicken pieces
  • Avocado
  • Grated cheese 
  • Refried beans
We grilled ours on our George Foreman grill, if you don't have an indoor grill, a fry pan will work just fine. Simply place all desired ingredients on an oiled tortilla (oil on grill side down) grill the tortillas on the grill until the cheese is melted and they are lightly browned.

Slow cooked beef
2 cups of beef stock (salt reduced or it will be too salty at the finished product)
2 cups red or white wine for flavor
1 chopped onion or shallots
Herbs. (rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme) 
A few smashed cloves of garlic
4 Whole cloves black garlic
Dash of Tabasco
1 Teaspoon of paprika, sweet or smoked
1 kg of beef strips, pre cut from the butcher.

Brown beef and onions / garlic
Add all other ingredients and simmer 2 - 3 hours. (checking liquid levels periodically & topping up with stock if necessary) 

Table settings were gizmo aka mogwai  

Slow roasted pumpkin pieces

Slow roasted capsiums

Waiting to try food samples! 

Caramelized onions, slow cooked for 40 mins.

Slow cooked beef - see recipe below

Nachos as an entree 

Waiting for samples still....

A vegetarian quesadilla

A meat & cheese quesadilla

A meat & roasted capsicum quesadilla 

A meat & roasted capsicum quesadilla with cheese

A meat & roasted capsicum quesadilla with cheese and baby spinach. 

Toasting time. 

Ready to eat! 

Juanita posing the gizmos. 

Finished off the meal with my home made strawberry vodka 


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