Thursday, September 15, 2011
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.
8 whole wheat tortillas
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.