Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tailgate Season

Football season and tailgate parties seem to go hand in hand.  It has been only recently that I have been made aware of just how many people attend tailgate parties before football games.  Personally, I think it's a great idea - maybe it's because I'm such a foodie.  I am fascinated by the things that people serve at tailgate parties too.  There seems to be a whole new genre of food out there for tailgaters.  Since it is tailgate season, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give you my tailgate recipes for steak quesadillas.

Steak Quesadillas
8 whole wheat tortillas
flank steak
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove minced garlic
1 cup Colby cheese, shredded
1 cup low fat refried black beans
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup salsa

Combine soy, 1/4 cup chicken broth, ginger, onion powder and garlic in a large ziploc bag.  Add steak and refrigerate up to 8 hours.  Remove steak and cook on the grill until desired doneness.

Warm beans with 1/4 cup chicken broth in saucepan.

Slice steak thinly across the grain.

Spread a thin layer of beans on 4 tortillas.  Layer steak, cheese and avocado on top of beans.  Top with a second tortilla. 

Carefully place the queasdilla on the grill and cook until browned on each side.  Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board and slice into sixths. 

These were delicious.  My husband added salsa to his quesadilla, which made it a little messy but he said it was worth it.  With a side of tortilla chips and salsa, these steak quesadillas would make the perfect tailgate food.

Bon Appetit!

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