Cheesesteak Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe

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You’re going to love the taste of this Cheesesteak Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe. Simple ingredients will maximum flavor and so simple to make! Air fryer quesadillas make the perfect easy weeknight dinner that everyone will love!

Best Cheesesteak Quesadilla Recipe

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Indulgently Delicious: Melted cheese and succulent steak make this air fryer quesadilla irresistibly tasty.
  • Fusion Fun: This air fryer quesadilla recipe combines the best of Philly cheesesteaks and Mexican quesadillas.
  • Easy to Make: Minimal ingredients and simple steps ensure a hassle-free cooking experience.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Flour Tortilla: Provides a soft, pliable wrap that crisps up nicely when heated, creating the perfect pocket for our filling.
  • Cajun Seasoning: Brings a kick of heat and flavor to the dish, infusing the steak with a smoky, spicy taste that’s characteristic of Cajun cuisine.
  • Butter: Helps in achieving a golden-brown crust on the tortilla but also adds a rich, creamy flavor that complements the other ingredients.
  • Mexican Blend Cheese: Melts into a gooey, stringy delight, binding the ingredients together while adding a tangy, creamy element that’s irresistible.
  • Mushrooms: Contribute an earthy flavor and a meaty texture that enhances the heartiness of the steak, making every bite even more satisfying.
  • Onion: Lend a sweet, slightly pungent flavor that contrasts beautifully with the savory steak and cheese, adding depth and complexity to the dish.
  • Steak: Provides a tender, juicy protein that’s packed full of flavor, making these quesadillas truly hearty and indulgent.
Ingredients Needed For this Steak Quesadilla Recipe.

How To Make This Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe

This directions below are really simple to do! You’ll be chowing down in no time at all!

Step 1: Season The Steak

Sprinkle cajun seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning on both sides of the steak.

Step 2: Add To The Air Fryer Basket

Place in a greased air fryer basket at 350° or the blackstone and cook for 6-8 minutes for medium rare, 8-10 for well done.

adding the steak to the air fryer basket

Step 3: Cook The Steak

Once the steak is cooked to your liking, allow it to rest for 5 minutes. This helps to seal the juices in.

Then cut the steak into bite sized pieces.

TIP: You can cut the steak into bite size pieces and cook in the air fryer or the blackstone.

steak cut into bites

Step 4: Add The Seasoning To The Tortilla

On a flour tortilla spread butter over the entire tortilla in an even layer. This allows the cajun seasoning to stick to it and gives it a nice golden brown color once cooked.

Sprinkle the cajun seasoning over the butter and place side down on the Blackstone, a skillet or griddle or place back into the air fryer once the tortilla is filled.

seasoning the tortilla

On the side that doesn’t have the butter and cajun seasoning, sprinkle an equal amount of your favorite cheese or whatever you have on hand all over the quesadilla. We ALWAYS have Mexican blend, mozzarella and cheddar on hand and have made it with them all.

Step 5: Add Toppings

Top the cheese with mushrooms, onions and steak (or any of the other substitutions you are using) on half of the side of the quesadilla.

The cheese only will help to melt on top of the steak and keep all of the ingredients in place.

Step 6: Fold The Tortilla

Fold the tortilla in half by flipping the cheese only side over. Let the cheese melt for a minute or two. If cooking in air fryer..air fry on both sides for 2-3 minutes.

Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Garlic Parmesan Fries: Crispy fries tossed in garlic and Parmesan for a flavorful crunch.
  • Avocado Salsa: Creamy avocado chunks with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro for a refreshing kick.
  • Jalapeño Slaw: Spicy slaw with jalapeños and cabbage to add some heat and crunch.
  • Sweet Potato Wedges: Baked sweet potatoes seasoned with herbs, a sweet twist to balance the savory quesadilla.
  • Black Bean Salad: Protein-packed black beans mixed with corn, tomatoes, and cilantro for a wholesome bite.
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FAQ’S

What Is A Quesadilla?

A quesadilla is a Tex-Mex dish that consists of a tortilla filled with cheese and other ingredients, then grilled or baked.
The word quesadilla is derived from the Spanish word for cheese, queso. Quesadillas are usually made with flour tortillas, but they can also be made with corn.

What Goes In A Quesadilla?

The most important ingredient in a quesadilla is, of course, the cheese. Quesadillas are traditionally made with a Mexican cheese called Oaxaca. Other common ingredients include beans, chicken, and vegetables.

What Cheese Do You Use For Quesadilla?

The best cheese to use for steak quesadillas is of course Oaxaca, but you can use any melty cheese that you like. In this Quesadillas recipe, we use Mexican Blend mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Use shredded cheese for best results.

eating quesadillas

Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Quesadilla Air Fryer Recipe is super tasty and easy to cook.

Ingredients

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 c mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp mushrooms diced
  • 2 tbsp onion diced
  • 1 slice steak

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle cajun seasoning or your favorite steak seasoning on both sides of the steak
  2. Place in a greased air fryer basket at 350° or the blackstone and cook for 6-8 minutes for medium rare, 8-10 for well done.
  3. Once the steak is cooked to your liking, allow it to rest for 5 minutes. This helps to seal the juices in
  4. Then cut the steak into bite sized pieces.
  5. TIP: You can cut the steak into bite size pieces and cook in the air fryer or the blackstone.
  6. On a flour tortilla spread butter over the entire tortilla in an even layer. This allows the cajun seasoning to stick to it and gives it a nice golden brown color once cooked
  7. Sprinkle the cajun seasoning over the butter and place side down on the Blackstone, a skillet or griddle
  8. On the side that doesn’t have the butter and cajun seasoning, sprinkle an equal amount of your favorite cheese or whatever you have on hand all over the quesadilla. We ALWAYS have Mexican blend, mozzarella and cheddar on hand and have made it with them all
  9. Top the cheese with mushrooms, onions and steak (or any of the other substitutions you are using) on half of the side of the quesadilla.
  10. The cheese only will help to melt on top of the steak and keep all of the ingredients in place
  11. Fold the tortilla in half by flipping the cheese only side over. Let the cheese melt for a minute or two (every Blackstone distributes heat differently I’ve found so know your Blackstone!).
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 805Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 7332mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

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