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Steak Quesadilla Recipe

This is one of those dishes that is fast and delicious. Another benefit of this recipe, it’s a kid’s favorite. I feel this is the ultimate grilled rib-eye steak quesadilla recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: steak quesadilla recipe, steak quesadillas
Servings: 4
Calories: 528kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1.5 lbs rib-eye steak
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese block not grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 3 12" tortilla flour tortillas


  • Prepare the grill, if you need to clean it go ahead and do so. You also want to pre-heat the grill to 400°
  • Cube the steak into pieces that are about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. Be consistent in size so the meat grills the same.
  • Grate the pepper jack cheese. Use cheese from a block if you can, it is a lot better tasting.
  • Oil the griddle or cast iron pan with avocado oil.
  • Toss that delicious ribeye steak on the grill. Give it some time to let the fat in the steak render out. This is going to give the steak quesadillas a lot of flavor.
  • Season the steak with salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Mix the steak to get a crust on all sides of the steak.
  • After about 7 minutes or so, or when the meat has a pink center go ahead and pull the steak off the grill and put it to the side for the build of the quesadilla.
  • Oil the tortilla on one side with the avocado oil. Put it on the grill for about a minute and then add the steak and cheese to half of the tortilla. Go ahead and flop one side over the ingredients.
  • When the tortilla is brown on one side go ahead and flip the quesadilla. Make sure the cheese is melted to prevent a disaster.
    Keep an eye on it and watch for the bottom to be browned. When its ready go ahead and pull it off the grill.
  • Add condiments - I like a fresh pico de gallo and sour cream.
  • Final Step - Enjoy! Go ahead and get into this delicious quesadilla.



The thing that sets this recipe apart from the other steak quesadilla recipes is the rib eye steak. It is going to give it more flavor because of the fat content!


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 411mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 456IU | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 3mg