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 – make sure you try our gluten and diary free version as well:
Carne Asada Fajita Quesadillas
1 or 2 packages Flour Tortillas (or use Siete Almond or Coconut Flour for gluten free)
1 1/2 lbs. carne asada meat (or skirt steak), or chicken if desired
6 large yellow onions
1/2 cup sugar – omit for a healthier version, its not needed!
3/4 stick of butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 packet Fajita Seasoning mix
3 cups shredded Mexican Cheese Blend (or use Siete Queso Blanco for dairy free alternative!)
Garnish (if desired):
Chopped green onions
Sour Cream (omit if going dairy free)
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. You can also try Siete chips, they are just as delicious and offer more a nutritional density than corn 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.
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 Carne Asada Fajita Quesadillas as much I as do! If these look like something you’d like to try, or if they make your mouth water, please share and pin – thanks!