Hot Dog Quesadillas

These hot dog quesadillas are not only a great way to use up any leftover hot dogs, but they are pretty darn tasty as well. Just cook your hot dogs the way you like them, grilled, pan fried, in the oven or in the air fryer. Hubby and I really prefer ours cooked in the air fryer. It really tastes the closest to grilling them in my opinion. If you haven’t tried them this way, check out my post on Air Fryer Hot Dogs. Any which way you decide to cook them, they will taste delicious smothered in cheese and wrapped in a warm tortilla.

Here’s what you need:

*Cooked hot dogs

*flour tortillas any size; I used the 8 inch size

*shredded cheese; I used a Monterrey Jack cheddar blend

*oil for the griddle or pan

Slice the hot dogs length wise then cut into pieces.

Place a flour tortilla on a flat surface and add a desired amount of shredded cheese to one side of the tortilla.

Add the sliced hot dogs over the cheese.

Then sprinkle on more cheese on top of the hot dogs. You can never have too much cheese in my opinion. Fold in half.

Heat a griddle or pan on medium heat. Brush the griddle or pan with a little oil. Place the quesadillas on the griddle.


Let them cook for about 3 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt and the underside turns golden.

Carefully flip them over and cook another 2 minutes.

If you are making several batches at a time, preheat the oven to 250° and place the quesadillas that are done in the oven to keep warm.

Transfer to a cutting board and cut in half.

Serve with sour cream, guacamole or salsa.

Enjoy!

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Beef and Cheese Quesadillas

Don’t you just love warm, toasted quesadillas. They are so versatile. They can be made with beef, chicken, pork or even with some really good veggies. These beauties are stuffed with gooey cheese and seasoned beef so they are packed with flavor with each bite.

I like to make several at a time because they freeze so well and also, they make great leftovers the next day. Instead of heating a few of these at a time in a skillet, I started placing mine in the oven once they have been filled. It’s great for when you want to cook more than just a few. The key to making these in the oven instead of a skillet is to cool down the filling a bit before placing them into the tortillas.

Serve them with sour cream, Salsa or guacamole. You can even pair them with rice or refried beans to make a satisfying meal.

Here’s what you need:

For The Seasoned Beef:

*1 LB. ground beef

*1 onion, chopped

*2 garlic cloves, minced

*2 TBS. tomato paste

*1/4 cup water

*1/2 TBS. chili powder or more to taste

* 1 1/2 tsp. cumin, or more to taste

*2 tsp. coriander, or more to taste

*1 tsp. dried oregano, or more to taste

*cilantro, chopped

*salt and pepper to taste

*a splash of lime juice.

*flour tortillas; I like using a bigger size rather than the standard 8 inch size but it’s really your preference.

*shredded cheese: I used Monterey and Colby Jack blend

Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up as you go; drain if need then add back to the skillet. Add in the onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions begin to get tender.

Add the tomato paste, water and all of the spices for the beef except for the lime juice.

stir to combine and simmer for 5 minutes.

squeeze in the lime juice, stir and continue to cook for 1 more minute.

Take the skillet off of the heat and let cool just until warm.

Spray a baking sheet with no stick spray.

Once the beef mixture has cooled down, place a tortilla on a flat surface and sprinkle with cheese.

Spoon some of the beef mixture over the cheese.

Then add more cheese on top of the beef mixture.

Fold in half and place on to the baking sheet; repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Bake for about 6 to 8 minutes, then turn them over and bake for another 5 to 6 minutes or until they start to turn a little brown and are toasted.

Serve while warm.

To freeze:

Place on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for about 1 to 2 hours or until they start to become firm. I like to wrap each one in waxed paper then place in a zip top freezer bag. These can be stored up to 2 months.

To reheat place frozen quesadillas in a skillet and heat on medium heat until warmed through. Turn them over during the reheating time. They can also be placed frozen in a 400° until warm.

Enjoy!

Mini Chicken Quesadillas

Hubby and I love quesadillas. They’re easy to put together and you can add just about anything you love. When I recently came across these mini street flour tortillas, I knew I had to try them out.

I filled these pillowy soft tacos with some leftover rotisserie chicken flavored with some herbs and spices then topped it with lots of shredded cheese. These are quick to put together, especially if you are in a hurry to get dinner on the table. Pair it with refried beans and rice and you have a full meal.

Here’s what you need:

*1 package of mini flour tortillas; I used Missions street tacos (flour tortillas)

*2 cups diced chicken such as rotisserie chicken; you can also use unccoked diced chicken

*1 TBS canola or olive oil

*1/2 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste

*1/2 tsp. garlic powder; or more to taste

*1/2 tsp. dried oregano, or more to taste

*1/4 tsp. chili powder, or more to taste

*1 tsp. dried cilantro

*1/8 tsp. salt or more to taste

*1 tsp. lime juice

*1 1/2 cups shredded cheese; I used a Monterrey Colby Jack blend

Preheat oven to 400°.

In a large pan, heat oil on medium high heat; add chicken. Cook for about 1 minute and add herbs and spices stirring frequently.

If cooking raw chicken, cook longer until the chicken is almost cooked thru, then add the herbs and spices. Cook another minute and add lime juice; set aside.

Place flour tortillas on a baking sheet. I chose not to fold these over, I wanted to encase the chicken cheese mixture in between the tortillas, so if you’re doing the same, keep enough tortillas that will become the top layer.

Spoon some of the chicken onto each tortilla.

Sprinkle on the cheese on top of the chicken.

Top with another tortilla.

Place into the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the tortillas start to lightly toast.

Serve while still warm.

Meatball Marinara Quesadillas

I made this using some leftover Slow Cooker Meatballs with Marinara Sauce that I had. You can use just the meatballs if you prefer, but the marinara sauce really adds a lot of flavor to these quesadillas. They can get a little messy if some of the sauce oozes out, but good things are usually a little messy right? Most quesadillas are cooked on a griddle or in a pan, but I baked these bad boys in the oven. You can get more made by using a baking sheet, rather than only doing a few at a time in a pan.

Here’s what you need:

*8 inch four tortillas, or larger

*Slow Cooker Meatballs with Marinara Sauce; cut the meatballs in half or even smaller if your meatballs are pretty big. You want them to fit nicely in the tortillas. *Note: If you are using leftover meatballs and marinara sauce, warm them up slightly in the microwave. This helps them warm up faster in the quesadilla rather than if they were cold.

*shredded cheese; I used a Colby Monterrey Jack blend

*non stick spray

Preheat oven to 400°

Spray a large baking sheet with no stick spray. Lay a flour tortilla on the baking sheet. Place a few meatballs and some of the marinara sauce on the tortilla close to the center.

Sprinkle on the cheese over the meatballs.

Fold over the side to enclose the tortilla, pressing down gently to help hold the sides together. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.

Bake for 5 minutes. Turn each tortilla over and continue to bake 3 to 4 minutes more or until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are a light golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!