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dee dee's quesadilla's

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Diane Atherton

This is my take on a Quesadilla. I'm sure you can add or take away from what I've done. Use different meat and seasonings. These are super easy and oh so yummy! Hope you enjoy!

(2 ratings)
yield 2 to 4 depending on appetite
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For dee dee's quesadilla's

  • 1/2 lb
    pork, chicken, beef, cooked and sliced/chopped (i used pork roast that we has smoked earlier in the week)
  • fijita seasoning, to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can
    (15-oz) refried beans (season with bacon, onion, jalapeno peppers, salt, chili powder and cumin to taste) or you can make your own with canned beans
  • 1 c
    cheese, shredded (your choice, i used cheddar, havarti and pepper jack)
  • bell pepper, sliced
  • onion, sliced
  • cooking oil
  • 4 lg
    flour tortillas, i used 10-inch
  • 1 can
    (15-oz) pinto beans
  • 1 slice
  • onion, finely chopped
  • jalapeno pepper, remove seeds, finely chop (always wear gloves when working with hot peppers and never put your hands on or around your face and eyes)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chili powder to taste
  • cumin to taste

How To Make dee dee's quesadilla's

  • 1
    Slice/chop meat of choice. I used leftover smoked pork roast. Grill chicken or steak would also be good. Season with fijita seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Heat in a skillet over meduim heat.
  • 2
    Heat refried beans in medium size pan over meduim low heat. I always add seasoning to the beans; chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and a little finely chopped onion. You can also toss a little shredded cheese into the mix. Heat until good and hot and cheese has melt. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    Saute the veggies in a small amount of oil until tender.
  • 4
    Heat cast iron griddle or skillet over medium heat. Using a paper towel rub a little oil over the griddle/skillet.
  • 5
    Lay 1st tortilla on hot griddle; spread a layer of refried beans over it. Top with meat, veggie and cheese. Top with 2nd tortilla. Using spadula check bottom to see if it's browning. Once it's lightly browned, gently flip to brown top tortilla. This will not take very long. And because everything that you stacked on this Quesadilla was hot, the cheese will melt quickly. Slice with a knife or pizza cutter; serve.
  • 6
    Now you are ready to start your 2nd one; repeat step 6. NOTE: If you have a large griddle you can do more than one at a time. Enjoy
  • 7
    REFRIED BEANS: If you don't have a can of refried beans, you can make your own. I used a can of pinto's. Drain almost all the liquid off the beans, leaving a little liquid. Place in medium size pot over medium/low heat. Add all other ingredients; simmer until liquid cooks off. Remove bacon and mash beans or use a stick mixer to puree. If they still seem to have to much liquid or seem runny, place back over heat and continue cooking until right consistency, almost like a paste.