May 21, 2009

Steak & Gorgonzola Quesadillas

Last night was beautiful out so, while My Boys were outside playing and enjoying themselves I got the grill going. I had picked up some more London Broil on sale this week, so I put one in the freezer for later and lightly seasoned one for the grill.
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Since this was a rather large piece of meat, we had leftovers. I love when that happens when we have a busy week of baseball games like this one. So, tonight after we got home from My Youngest's game I decided quesadillas would make a quick and easy dinner. I pulled out the leftover sliced steak and added some crumbled gorgonzola cheese to the tortilla. Then, I thought a drizzle of balsamic vinegar would add a final layer of flavor to bring it all together. I've had these ingredients together before so I knew they would work.

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The cheese melted into the steak and balasamic vinegar perfectly to create an incredible balance of flavors. The gorgonzola was not overpowering as it can be on it's own, but rather nicely complimented the steak BECAUSE of the balsamic vinegar. Definitely use a good quality balsamic vinegar when putting these together as the flavor will shine and pull it all together. I will be using leftover steak this way more often since it was quick and easy for a weeknight.
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13 comments:

Lynda said...

This looks so good and so easy! I love using leftovers to create a new meal!The balsamic vinegar is a great idea.

Kerstin said...

They look fantastic! I love the balsamic you added.

Cate O'Malley said...

Love warm and melty gorgonzola - the dinner sounds great!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This sounds excellent but I can't he help but think of Wallace and Grommit (the claymation video?) who loved Gorgonzola cheese LOL

HoneyB said...

Looks and sounds delicious! Grumpy would probably eat this without complaining too much. ;o)

Jamie said...

Patsy,
That's a great way to use leftover London Broil. I actually have one in my freezer as well since it was on sale at my grocery store last week. It's planned for Memorial Day. I usually put my leftover in a salad but I love the idea of steak quesadillas.

Michele said...

I love to use leftover london broil for Fajitas, Quesadillas and steak salad. As long as the meat doesn't have to cook for that long the second time and result in dried meat (oops, I've made that mistake) it's fabulous. I wish I could take a bite! I haven't eaten breakfast yet.

Aggie said...

That london broil looks awesome! I just love grilling out on nice nights. I love how you paired up the steak with gorgonzola...one of my faves!

Chef E said...

This is one of those dishes that I would eat all the ingredients while I was cooking it. Yum, warm meat and blue cheese is the bomb!

LaDue & Crew said...

Drool! What a fab idea!

gaga said...

What a fantastic flavor combo for quesadillas, I love it! The addition of balsamic is especially nice.

Deborah said...

You know I love quesadillas, and this combo sounds wonderful!

foodies@home said...

That is significantly better than my usual "throw cheese and meat scraps on a tortilla and heat" method. YUM.

-eric

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