Leftover Makeover ~ Beef Quesadillas

These tasty Quesadillas can be made with tender pieces of leftover prime rib roast, beef mince or steak of your choice ~ See our Succulent Standing Prime Rib Roast recipe here

They are truly the ultimate in melty, cheesy, crispy quesadilla greatness! The best thing about quesadillas, is that you can get creative with your fillings ~ Try adding some extra’s, like cooked corn, tomato salsa, red kidney beans, maybe some chilli…the possibilites are endless!



• 1 tablespoon olive oil (extra virgin)

• 8 Flour tortillas (8 inch tortillas)
• 300 – 400 grams cooked prime rib roast, (sliced or chunked into easy to eat pieces) or meat of your choice
• ½ cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

• ½ cup Jack cheese (shredded)




1. Heat your large skillet or non-stick frying pan to medium heat with the olive oil. Spread the olive oil using a pastry brush or spatula to lightly coat the frying pan. *Add more oil as needed to keep your skillet lightly coated while cooking the additional quesadillas.


2. Combine your cheeses in a bowl or on the cutting board where you grated them. Warm the first tortilla in the heated frying pan then add a light layer of the combined cheeses, a handful portion of the cut prime rib, then top with the additional cheeses and the top tortilla.


3. Cook the quesadilla for about 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bottom is lightly golden browned.


4. Flip your quesadilla and cook the second side for an additional 2 minutes, or until the second tortilla is also lightly golden brown in colour. Remove from heat and repeat with additional quesadillas.


They can also be cooked easily in a flat sandwich press! Serve with sour cream, guacamole or any other sides you desire. Ole!

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