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Carne Asada Quesadillas Recipe

Carne Asada Quesadillas
Carne Asada quesadillas are loaded with delicious grilled carne asada steak and cheese and to make things even better there is a avocado-lime sauce for dipping. The steak gets a ton of flavor from the marinade. You will want the steak to marinade for at least 6 hours to allow the flavor to develop. Once the steak has finished marinating it is grilled and sliced and then used to make the quesadillas on the stovetop. If you want you could grill the quesadillas as well and not use the stove at all. The avocado-lime sauce is delicious for dipping or you could use it as a spread when preparing the quesadillas. Enjoy.
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Carne Asada Quesadillas Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons peeled fresh garlic  (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 orange (sliced)
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro (chopped)
  • 3  pounds skirt steak
  • Lime-Avocado sauce-
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1/4 onion
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 peeled and pitted avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • Other-
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 34 cups shredded queso chihuahua cheese
  • Butter (for spreading)


  1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients except for the meat and orange slices in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place meat a large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over the steak, add orange slices and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and place onto the grill. Cook the steak until it has reached medium rare (or more if you prefer). Remove the meat from the grill and cut into thin strips.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients for the lime-avocado sauce in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more oil if the sauce is too thick. Set aside.
  4. Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Butter one side of a tortilla. Lay the tortilla into the skillet butter-side down and sprinkle some of the cheese over the top of the entire tortilla. Add a layer of the carne asada steak onto one side of the tortilla.
  5. Once the cheese has melted and the tortilla has browned on the bottom, fold the half with just the cheese over the half of the tortilla with the steak and press gently with a spatula. Cut into 3 slices and serve with the avocado-lime sauce on the side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Keywords: Carne,Asada,Quesadillas

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