I have a fun announcement and a delicious recipe for you! Ten bloggers, including myself, were asked to create our own recipe using Mission Foods tortillas. I was really excited when I started thinking about what I would make, as I have eaten and enjoyed Mission tortillas for years. They are definitely my favorite.
Our recipes will be featured on the Mission Facebook page, where voting will take place. Of course I would love your votes! Mission Foods is also letting me host a $50 Gift Card giveaway, as a way of saying thanks for voting for me. Don’t forget to enter below! Please note: The $50 gift card giveaway on Eighty MPH Mom is separate from the Mission Facebook sweepstakes.
The winning recipe will be featured in an advertorial in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine (November issue), and also featured in the BHG Must Have Recipes App. The winning blogger will also receive $500! How cool is that? You can help!
OH and there is more in it for you too! When you vote for my (or any other) recipe on the Mission Foods Facebook page, you will also have a chance to win through random sweepstakes drawings in which each voter is entered to win a cash prize plus other BHG prizes. Here is a rundown on the prizes from the Mission Foods Eat Interesting Sweepstakes – $3,000 in cash and prizes:
One (1) grand prize winner will receive a check for $1,000.
Ten (10) runner-up winners will each receive the following (with an
approximate retail value of $201):
• Better Homes and Gardens New CookBook
• Better Homes and Gardens 10-Piece Tri-Ply clad 18/10
Stainless steel cookware set
• A Mission Food Basket (Pack of an assortment of tortillas:
Artisan Flaxseed & Blue Corn, Medium Soft Taco Flour
Tortillas, Carb Balance Regular Soft taco size Tortillas, Garden
Spinach Herb Wraps, Multi grain Medium Soft Taco Flour
Tortillas, Three bags of Mission chips: Strips, Triangles, Rounds,
Dips: Chunky Salsa, Medium, Salsa Con Queso, Salsa Verde,
Medium, Kits: Cesar Wrap, and Sante Fe Mission Branded Cloth
Woo hoo – I would love, love, love to receive any of these prizes! I absolutely adore Better Homes and Gardens products (and my kitchen contains several of them!), and of course a supply of Mission products would always be welcomed, as would a $1,000 check. I wish you the very best of luck in the Mission Foods Eat Interesting Sweepstakes!
Now, onto my creation! I often make fajitas, and what makes my fajitas stand out from others is that I make delicious caramelized onions to add some sweetness to the spices of the seasoned meat. I decided to put a twist on my fajita recipe, and this is what I created:
Carne Asada Fajita Quesadillas
1 or 2 packages Mission Flour Tortillas
1 1/2 lbs. carne asada meat (or skirt steak), or chicken if desired
6 large yellow onions
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 stick of butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 packet Fajita Seasoning mix
3 cups shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
Garnish (if desired):
Chopped green onions
Mission Tortilla Chips
I first grabbed a bowl of Mission Tortilla Chips and salsa because I was starving! I like to have a little snack when I cook, and these really hit the spot.
Prepare Fajita Seasoning mix as directed, and pour in a large ziploc bag. Trim fat off of meat, and add to bag. Make sure all meat is coated well with seasoning mix. Place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
While meat is in refrigerator, thinly slice onions and put into large skillet (caramelized onions take awhile to cook, so it is a good idea to start these ahead of time).
Add butter, salt and sugar and mix together over medium heat.
Chop green onions and cut one to two limes into quarters.
Add meat to skillet or griddle pan on medium-high heat. Brown each side for approx 3-4 minutes or until nice and brown. Remove each batch and set aside on a plate. When all of the meat is cooked and on plate, squeeze the juice of one lime all over meat. Slice meat into strips.
Place a tortilla on a plate, and add meat, cheese:
The caramelized onions should be a golden brown when they are finished.
Add onions on top of the cheese, place another tortilla on top, and carefully move to a griddle or large frying pan. Cook on low heat on one side until cheese starts to melt, then flip it over and cook until cheese is completely melted.
Cut quesadillas into quarters and serve with sliced limes, sour cream, green onions and salsa (if desired).
These were so incredibly delicious (if I do say so myself!). The combination of the sweet onions with the flavor of the meat and cheese is a heavenly combination. These would also be really tasty using Mission Corn Tortillas! I love the versatility of these – they can be served as a main course with a salad, or they can be cut into smaller pieces to serve as an appetizer.
I hope you enjoy these as much I as do! If this looks like something you’d like to try, or if it makes your mouth water (or if you just like me!), I would really appreciate your vote!
THE GIVEAWAY is closed.
*I will be compensated as part of this recipe contest, and by submitting my recipe, will also have the chance to win a recipe voting contest through Mission Foods.