Mission Foods Carne Asada Fajita Quesadillas


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.

Mission Tortillas

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
Tortilla Warmers.

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
2-3 limes

Garnish (if desired):
Chopped green onions
Sour Cream
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.

tortilla chips


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.

green onions

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.

carne asada



Place a tortilla on a plate, and add meat, cheese:


The caramelized onions should be a golden brown when they are finished.

caramelized onions

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).

carne asada fajita quesadillas

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.


Please see Eighty MPH Mom giveaway rules for further information.

*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.


About Author

Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!


  1. Besides burritos I like using them for sandwiches- peanut butter with jelly is really great- after they are rolled up there is no mess 🙂

  2. I LOVE making burritos with Mission Torillas ! I ONLY use Mission Tortialls for burritos ,yummy !

    Burrito with Mission tortilla ,beans ,lettuce,guacamole,tomato,& cheese !! And im officially in HEAVEN !

    fingers & toes crossed

  3. Mary Beth Elderton on

    We keep Mission Tortilla around as a staple! Fajitas, tacos, Tex Mex casseroles, home-made chips for dips and home made chips sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar for desserts. I even use them as sandwich wraps.

  4. I like to use them with some rotisserie chicken and shredded cheese and a bit of green salsa. Makes a tasty rolled taco/burrito. Add some avocado if you have some.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  5. I like to lightly sautee apple slices and raisins in butter lightly saute the tortilla put a thin layer of cream cheese on the tortilla and a…yum!

  6. Dorothy Doll on

    I use the tortillas as make-shift pizza crust, pile on the sauce and toppings. Makes a great pizza.

  7. Michelle White on

    My oldest loves his “round bread sandwiches”. I also love making breakfast burritos.
    Michelle W.

  8. I love using the tortilla’s in place of bread. There great heated up with peanut butter and banana slices yum!

  9. I’d love to use them as a bread substitute once in a while… just as something different occasionally, and maybe load them up a little more than you sometimes can do with bread! 🙂


  10. *°•ƸӜƷ Louis ƸӜƷ•°* on

    I make Burritos with them
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  11. we cut them into strips and fry them, toss on some cinnamon and sugar. kids love making and eating them, and for a very reasonable price, you have snacks for a large group!

  12. They are great for leftover meats and veggies. I add cheese and make quesadillas out of them. My preschooler will eat lots of things that way.

  13. I love making breakfast burritos. Eggs, cheese and hot salsa, what I love about these tortillas is that they are thick so they don’t tear and make a mess

  14. soft tacos are the BEST with Mission! I always try to get too many because they are also great with scrambled eggs!

  15. I use my in Tacos. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks and Good Luck !!!!

  16. Theron Willis on

    With chicken strips, guacamole, hot sauce, cilantro, and sour cream. All that served with plenty of cold Mexican beer.


  17. We use tortillas for everything! In addition to burrito night, we use them for quick chicken and lettuce wrap snacks as well as to wrap up leftovers for a fast snack.

  18. SO so many ways we use tortillas! I make burritos, tacos, enchiladas, mexican lasagna, quesadillas- both cheese and of course the kids adore cinnamon sugar ones!

  19. Debra Gaswint on

    A little shredded cheddar cheese, shredded chicken, between 2 tortillas and 1 minute in the microwave, Instant Quesadilla!.

  20. Leslie Galloway on

    We make stacked enchiladas with cheese and shredded chicken. YUM!

    Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (www.facebook.com/GallowayLeslie)

  21. I like to use Mission tortillas and make veggie tostadas out of them. I place the tortillas in the oven for a short amount of time, place veggie meat over the tortilla, and then sprinkle with veggies and cheese, plus a dollop of sour cream.

  22. We like the Sun Dried tomato tortillas and I usually make burritos with them it’s one of my family’s favorite meals

  23. make enchaladas!
    Thanks for a great contest! janna johnson [email protected] GFC: [email protected]

  24. Robyn Dones on

    I know this is unusual, but I like to put a salad into them (romaine, tomato, onion, olives, ceasar dressing) and wrap it up and eat. Thank you for the chance to win!

    kdones (at) optonline (dot) net

  25. Monique Rizzo on
  26. Desiree Bonck on

    I love trying new recipes like yours as my new son in law is Mexican and I find the food fabulous! I like to impress him and my daughter when they are here for dinner. I do love Huevos Rancheros! Yum!

  27. I use them for burritos – or I bake them, cut them into triangles, and serve them with fruit salsa!

  28. I am not even sure if we have used the Mission brand yet, but most flour tortilla shells we use are soft shelled and I love to make chicken enchilada’s from them most!

  29. I use Mission Tortillas to make my all-time favorite cheddar cheese & garlic powder quesadillas. They are sinfully yummy! Sometimes I substitute garlic powder for onions. So yummy!

  30. Like Ellen (#1), I am big on using them instead of regular sandwich bread. I am a roller-upper of sandwiches anyway, so I get the best of both worlds.

  31. Melissa Shirley on
  32. jennifer coffill peters on

    Burritos are my favorite way to use up tortillas. Sometimes I use lunchmeat and spinach to make a wrap.

  33. Allisha Gold on

    We always use Mission tortillas to make tostadas and fried burritos! One of our favorite dinners 🙂 Thank you!

  34. Aimee Fontenot on

    I like just plain ole soft tacos with meat, cheese, and salsa. Sometimes I use them instead of bread if we’re out with laughing cow cheese and sandwich meat rolled up.


  36. I like to just take shredded cheese, lefover chicken or other meats and some salsa, microwave it all for a quick lunch or healthy snack.

  37. I like to use them for taco salads with ground meat seasoned with Ortega taco sauce and topped with lots of vegetables and ranch dressing… yum!

  38. I use Mission Tortillas to make various quesadillas to serve with Refried Bean Soup and I also make sandwich wraps with them.

  39. Michele Baron on

    i combine browned ground beef with some shredded jack cheese and some medium salsa – wrap the mixture into the wrappers and place them in a baking pan – cover with remaining cheese and salsa – bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven and enjoy a great deal

  40. During the summer I love putting some fish on the BBQ and then using Mission Tortillas to make up some delicious fish tacos!

  41. There are two ways I usually use Mission tortillas. First, I make chicken or steak fajitas. Secondly, I make chicken or ground beef burritos. They are both so good!

  42. Betty Curran on

    Tacos, burritos and so much more. I also like to make a chicken tortilla casserole that is so yummy.

  43. Thanks for the giveaway…we like to use their whole wheat tortillas to make breakfast burritos: scrambled eggs, diced pan fried potato-onion-green peppers, chorizo, cheese, and beans !

Leave A Reply

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)