Freezer Steak or Chicken Quesadillas are a great way to spend a little time cooking a big batch of food for easy lunches and suppers. You can completely customize these quesadillas to suit your taste. They freeze well and reheat in no time!
2cupschicken or turkeycooked and shredded or sliced - can also use chicken breasts and just fry for longer
1cupsteak or deer steakthinly sliced against the grain
2cupsshredded cheeseany kind of cheese should work here
fajita seasoning mix*
1-2packagessoft flour tortillasI used "large" ones from the Mexican section of the grocery store, but I would say they are more like medium sized
I fried up thinly sliced deer meat (sliced against the grain), lots of peppers, onions and mushrooms.
Add 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning mix*. If you're making a large batch, double this. Stir and cook to combine and taste to see if you would like more seasoning. Cook until most of the moisture has evaporated.
Fry chicken with vegetables of your choice (peppers, onions, etc) or none at all, if you'd prefer.
Add 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning*. Taste and double water and spices if it seems not flavourful enough. Cook until most of the moisture has evaporated.
If you're making a big batch for the freezer, assemble them all before you start cooking them. I find it easiest to make them on one tortilla that you fold in half (see photo below for an example). Stuff them with your chosen filling and shredded cheese.
I find that the easiest and fastest way, by far, to cook quesadillas is on a panini press. If you don't own one, you can fry your quesadillas in a dry frying pan (if you like them soft) or an oiled frying pan (if you like them crispy) over low heat, flipping carefully half way though. I've read that you can also cook them in the oven, but to be honest I've never tried it!
If you're planning to freeze them, let them cool completely and then wrap them individually in plastic wrap like saran wrap and store in a large zip-top bag. You can thaw them in the microwave, oven or at room temperature. Then warm them and serve with salsa, sour cream (or plain yogurt, in our case!), and mashed avocado/guacamole. Enjoy! :)