Steak Quesadilla’s

Mexican just had to be on the menu last night, inspired by bloggers on the 24 community. I was not planning to, but had taken a tray of minute steak out to thaw yesterday morning. So I thought quesadilla’s it is!

I was wondering if steak quesadilla’s had been done before, and thanks to Google, found lots of recipes.

I fried the minute steak in white pepper and it literally took (yes, you guessed it) minutes. Just a small tip if anyone wants to use minute steak as a filling – do not cut up the steak in small bits before frying! Its much easier to do so after.

I smeared avo on one tortilla. For the avo – I mashed it and added some lemon juice, black pepper and salt. Added the steak bits and then added grated cheese over. Closed it with another tortilla and pan fried it until the cheese melted told together the tortillas.

Served with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.


This dish is perfect for a working wife who is looking to make something different and also if you’re a fan of Mexican (who isnt?). It’s very simple – thats what plays a huge part in my cooking and should appeal to those who dont like cooking much.

A fajita dinner kit is available at Woolworths for about R47 I think. It comes with the tortillas, salsa and fajita flavouring.



What you need is either chicken (or steak), some peppers and onions. You can also add a little bit of your own spices to get a desired flavour.

What I used:

Fajita dinner kit
Chicken fillet
Red, yellow & green peppers
Olive oil

I braised the onion in a wok, and added chicken cubes. You are welcome to cut strips if you prefer – it will cook faster. I threw in garlic, fajita spice and added a bit of chilli powder. When it was done, I added 3 colour pepper strips and let it cook till done.

Heat tortilla’s in microwave for about 10 seconds. Place onto a plate and add salsa to the base. Do not add it to the sides – it will make wrapping very messy. Add desired amount of chicken & peppers over salsa. Do not over fill. Fold sides to form a neat wrap. Ready to eat!

Serve with sour cream and guacamole. I’ve made my own guacamole before, refer to my Nachos post.

This is the first time I tried this dish but definitely not the last!


I used to order Nachos with pieces of chicken from Spur when I was living in Durban a few years ago. I don’t recall seeing them on the menu now but I’ve made them myself.

Homemade Nachos

Homemade Nachos

What you need:

Bandito’s Nacho’s (I bought the jalapeno & cheese flavour)
Dorito’s (mild) salsa dip
Sour cream
Cheese – tussers and gouda
lemon juice
cubed chicken fillet

Cubed chicken
I braised onions in a frying pan and added spices (chilli powder, dhania & jeera) threw in the chicken cubes and sprinkled garlic flakes over it.

I mashed avo and added some lemon juice and sprinkled salt.

Using an oven proof dish, I layered the nachos with the chicken and cheese until everything fit into the dish. I baked it in the oven on 150ÂșC until the cheese melted.

Once that was out, I spread the salsa dip over the top and added sour cream and guacamole over it, next to each other (refer to pic).

My husband really enjoyed it!