Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Stuffed-to-the-Max Quesadillas

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stuffed-to-the-Max Quesadillas

As you know I'm the queen of turning leftovers into something else or different. I just can't bring myself to throw anything way lately. I'm turning into an 80 year-old. Have I also mentioned we've been eating dinner around 5:30? I think that puts me in the 90 year-old category.

Sadly, I'm only 28. I blame it on my husband's early work schedule. When he comes home he is HUNGRY. And when I say dinner is in 10 minutes, I still get a groan from the other room like he is going to waste away or something.

Luckily the other night, I had leftover burrito bowl filling to use up and this dinner required little preparation. Perfect to make when you are in a hurry, or when your family is groaning in the other room.

Stuffed-to-the-Max Quesadillas
leftover burrito bowl filling (brown rice, lean ground beef, salsa)
flour tortillas
salsa
cheese

Fold tortillas in half, and place in large skillet. Fill one side up with the leftover burrito filling, add more salsa, and top with cheese. Grill both sides until tortilla is browned and crispy and cheese has melted.

Plate with more salsa, sour cream, lettuce, crushed tortilla chips, etc.

Kids will love this one - who doesn't love a quesadilla? You can stuff it with whatever your heart desires, or whatever leftovers you have on hand. It'd be great with leftover fajita fillings - grilled chicken, steak, veggies, the list is endless!

On another note, can you believe we actually have someone coming to work on our air conditioner this morning? I haven't even uttered the word "air conditioner" since last September. And they are saying SNOW tomorrow. That is so hard to believe when yesterday was sunny and 65. Springtime can be so deceiving...

To leave you with a smile, little man covered in toys!

Happy Friday and congrats to my UNI Panthers for winning the 1st round in the NCAA tourney last night!

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16 comments:

  1. Tell your husband to eat an apple and some nuts and wait until dinner is properly ready.

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  2. We love quesadilla's around here-chicken is the fav:)
    The Peppered Pantry~

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  3. That recipe looks great! And there's nothing wrong with eating at 5:30pm...Especially when you have your husband and son joining you ;-) Have a great day!

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  4. I'm a huge fan of leftovers, too - those quesadillas look fantastic! I also eat dinner early...I eat breakfast and lunch early, too. :-)

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  5. Ahahahahaa crap!! We eat at 5-5:30 because we go to bed at 7:30 dnag I just aged 50 years in one post :D

    Also my kids HATE quesadillas-they ARE TOTAL freaks but we knew that

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  6. i hate throwing away things too! ive been getting more and more frugal lately. gives me more money to spend on other things!
    we are having quesadillas this week too :)
    enjoy the rest of your saturday - maybe go for a nice walk... in the snow! ahhh!

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  7. Your quesadilla's look great! A good use for leftovers. I don't like throwing food out either, I'm always trying to re-invent leftovers. Your baby is cute!

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  8. These sounds great...love how you can just throw anything in there. What a cute pic of the little guy :)

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  9. We eat dinner between 5 and 5:30... Does that make me 100? Haha. Actually I'm hungry by 4:00 but I've just been trying to eat a snack to tide me over. I love your little man! So funny :)

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  10. Those are one of my wife favortes made them the first time after seeing martha stuart make them long time ago. We like to do them on the BBQ for lunch in the summer time. I loved the picture of your little boy, mu son used to spend tons of time playing with toys like that. seeing the plastic chains brings back great memmorys, thank you.

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  11. Grins. I'm up at 4 a.m. to being work at 5;30 a.m. I eat lunch at 9:30!! So when 4 p.m. rolls around (12 hours later from when I first arose) I am very very ready for dinner. My Ole Sweetie-Pi who gets up at the crack of noon (slight exaggeration but you know what I mean, grins) consistently eats reheated dinners about the time I'm heading off to slumberland. Such is life.

    For the life of me I can't make a quesadilla. This looks so good!

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  12. Those are one of my wife favortes made them the first time after seeing martha stuart make them long time ago. We like to do them on the BBQ for lunch in the summer time. I loved the picture of your little boy, mu son used to spend tons of time playing with toys like that. seeing the plastic chains brings back great memmorys, thank you.

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  13. These sounds great...love how you can just throw anything in there. What a cute pic of the little guy :)

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  14. We eat dinner between 5 and 5:30... Does that make me 100? Haha. Actually I'm hungry by 4:00 but I've just been trying to eat a snack to tide me over. I love your little man! So funny :)

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  15. Tell your husband to eat an apple and some nuts and wait until dinner is properly ready.

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