A Chipotle Steak Quesadilla is a flour tortilla filled with white cheddar cheese, marinated chipotle steak, and fajita veggies. Then, it is served with a sour cream chipotle dressing! I don’t think anyone would know that these did not come from a Chipotle restaurant, they are that good! Here is the Chipotle Steak recipe that is perfect for the quesadillas!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Tortillas: I prefer flour tortillas to use for quesadillas because they are perfect for folding in all that deliciousness. When tortillas are cooked up, you get this amazing combination of a slightly crispy exterior and a tender, chewy interior.
Cheese: In these quesadillas, I used shredded white cheddar cheese. Chipotle restaurants will often use a blend of white cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, so you could also use a blend of the two as well. Or, use your preferred kind of cheese.
Chipotle Steak: It’s so easy to make your own Chipotle steak. Plus, it’s delicious in more than just these quesadillas, from salads to tacos to burritos! If preferred, I also have chipotle chicken that would make a delicious quesadilla.
Fajita Veggies: Fajita veggies are seasoned green peppers and red onions, sauteed until tender and perfectly cooked. They are also a Chipotle copycat, making this recipe pretty close to the one you would find on their menu.
Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette: The homemade vinaigrette is delicious on its own. But, when combined with sour cream, it gives you a sauce with smoky, sweet, and tangy notes.
What To Serve With Chipotle Steak Quesadillas
Quesadillas are delicious as an appetizer, a snack, or as the main dish. If needed, here are some delicious recipes that you can serve with the quesadillas to round out the meal or simply complement the flavors:
Can I Make Steak Quesadillas Ahead Of Time?
Sure! You can definitely get a head start on this recipe. The steak can be made in advance. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, reheating it when ready to make the quesadillas. The fajita veggies and chipotle honey vinaigrette can also be made ahead of time. Store the cooked fajita veggies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The vinaigrette will also last in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
How To Store Steak Quesadillas
If you have leftover quesadillas, wrap them individually in aluminum foil or plastic wrap to protect them from drying out and to maintain their shape. Then, place the wrapped quesadillas in an airtight container or sealable plastic bag. This extra layer of protection will help retain their freshness and prevent any odors from seeping in or out. Store the container or bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to enjoy, heat them up in the oven or in a skillet on the stovetop.
Copycat Chipotle Steak Quesadilla
- To a medium skillet over medium heat, add about a tablespoon of oil. Once hot, working one at a time, add a tortilla to the skillet. Top the tortilla, covering it completely, with the following: ½ cup cheese, ⅓ cup steak, and ⅓ cup fajita veggies.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown. Using a spatula, fold the tortilla in half. Remove from the skillet and repeat with the remaining quesadillas, adding oil as needed.
- In a small bowl combine sour cream with 1-2 tablespoons of the chipotle honey vinaigrette. Stir to combine.
- Serve the sour cream chipotle dressing over the quesadillas and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
YUM! I absolutely loved this recipe! The flavors blend together so perfectly. Spicy seasoned steak, melty cheese, in a crispy tortilla, with that smokey and sweet sauce, this is definitely a recipe to keep!
This recipe was so good! I love our recipe for the chipotle steak, so I knew it would be delicious when put into a quesadilla. Although flavorful as-is, the drizzle of the sour cream chipotle dressing really made this recipe stand out.
If you are a Chipotle steak lover, you'll enjoy this recipe. Nothing beats a homemade recipe! This is fresh, savory, and delicious. All of the ingredients blend together beautifully. Salty steak, gooey cheese, juicy veggies, and a toasted tortilla! A great recipe to try when you're craving Chipotle.
This tastes like it's straight from the restaurant! Delicious steak and fajita vegetables in a quesadilla, it's a win.
Oh man. These surprised me. Such simple preparation, but the seasoning on the fajita veggies and the marinade that the steak sits in, make them so so good. I especially like the sauce! So so flavorful and yummy.
Just like Chipotle, but in my opinion it is even better! The steak is juicy and the veggies are very tasty. Together they make the perfect pair!