Thursday, February 18, 2010

Go make yourself a dang Quesa-"Dilla"

Dinner tonight was adapted from a recipe from Picky Palate found here. Now I loved this recipe but I decided to make it it a little different.
I cooked up some steak seasoned with some lawrys salt, pepper and a couple of cloves of cracked garlic, in the crock pot till it got good and tender ( about 5 hrs.)
It always amazes me when I put in some meat with no liquid and a few hours later it is swimming in broth.
When the steak was almost ready I decided to make some Homemade flour tortillas.
I got the recipe from a food storage cookbook and it is so easy.
It starts by mixing some oil, flour, and salt with your fingers till it is nice and crumbly.
then adding some warm water and work it with a fork till you get some large clumps.
Then you knead it with some flour for a couple of min. till it is smooth.
then cover it with plastic wrap for 30 min. to rest.
Next up I started on the corn salsa.
Now this is basically the same as PP, but I also added green onions and would normally add some black beans but I was out.
Next I cut up some Gorgeous avocados.
When the dough had rested I formed it into little balls a little bigger than a golf ball.
then roll it out till it is paper thin starting from the middle to make it a circle. I am not the best at a circle it takes too much patience.
It will get way smaller when you put it on the hot pan. Once it starts bubbling flip it over for another little bit and then your done.

after that I put some goat cheese and monterey jack on a tortilla loaded it up with some steak, grilled it and then put the salsa on top. It was sooooo goood! I also had some homemade tortillas and honey butter.mmmmm. which I got from one of my favorite restaurants in California called El Torito Grill they serve up fresh homemade tortillas with honey butter at your table instead of chips. I swear I fill up on those every time they are so dang good. They're other best thing is their Fire Roasted Tomato soup, which I have always wanted to try and make ( I will have to get on that).

Recipe for Tortillas
2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 C oil
2/3 C warm water

Rub flour, salt and oil together with your fingers until completely incorporated and fine crumbs form. Pour water into dry ingredients and immediately work it in with a fork. Dough will be in large clumps. Sprinkle with flour and knead until smooth, about 2 min. Divide dough into 12-15 portions and shape into balls about 2 inches in diameter. set dough balls on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and let dough rest for at least 30 min. before baking. You may also let dough rest in a bowl, covered with plastic wrap, before shaping it into balls. Roll out to paper thin, rolling from the center to the outside. Bake on a very hot ungreased griddle until freckled, about 20 seconds on each side. Serve warm.
*for sweet tortillas add 2 Tbsp sugar to flour.

Recipe for Steak Quesadilla

any steak or beef roast seasoned with lawrys salt, pepper and garlic , cooked in crock pot till tender (about 5-6 hrs.)
Goat cheese and Monterey Jack (or whatever cheese you like best)
Avocado (smashed and rubbed on top is best)

Tomato, Corn & Bean Salsa
sliced grape tomatoes
white corn
chopped cilantro
chopped green onions
black beans (drained and rinsed)
fry it all up with a little oil and salt and pepper in a till it gets a little tender


  1. I loved this meal!! The homeade tortillas made it so good, and i love the white corn with it! :) mmmm.

  2. Made the tortillas :) Who knew they were so easy! I feel like a total idiot now for lugging a package of tortillas all the way over here and treating them like gold. So today I just figured I'd try these and whoala! SO easy and so yummy! I'm picky about my tortillas too, so these are better than 95% of what you can buy. Thanks!!!

  3. I am so glad you liked them. I know totally easy, I am sure there are tons of recipes but this was the first one I saw and it was super easy I just stuck with it. I guess they don't sell tortillas in France, that stinks. I am so glad someone reads my blog and likes it! Miss you still

  4. I'm loving your food blog!
    Just a little note to you and your readers to avoid disappointment. There is a big difference between El Torito and El Torito GRILL! The place that you love so much has the GRILL in the name. The other one just isn't that tasty and doesn't serve fresh tortillas. There are only a few 'grills' and a bunch of the other. I'm a true fan of the grill...and YOU!


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