Well, believe it or not, I do still cook every now and then. For some reason though, lately it hasn't been happening often. Last night I did decide to go ahead and make a stand in the kitchen though, and deliciousness ensued.
I've made these before, but they are one of DaNece's favorites, so here they go again:
It is based off of Elise's recipe, though of course many changes were made.
Apple Quesadillas with Roasted Onion
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 package fajita steak (already cut into strips for you. Touche!)
- 2 Gala apples - sliced (add a little lime juice to keep from browning)
- 1/2 of a bell pepper (any color, I used red) - cut into small pieces
- 1 Jalapeno pepper also cut into small pieces
- 2 mexican green onions
- 1-2 cups of chedder or monty-jack cheese
- cilantro - chopped
- smoked paprika
- olive oil
How to make it:
- Preatheat the oven to 375 (for roasting the onions), and get 3 pans preheating
- Cut the onions in half and lay on cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil + salt and pepper, and a little cumin:
- Season the meats. Add enough to get a light coating over all the pieces. On the beef I use all the spices listed except smoked paprika. A sprinkling of sugar helps to caramelize, and mellows out spice if you don't like it as hot. On the chicken I use everything.
- Put your green unions into the oven. Flip a few times throughout the cooking.
- Now throw the chicken, beef, and peppers each into a pan and cook until done. Set aside.
- Toss your chopped cilantro in with the peppers once they are done
- Get a griddle pre-heating, or a large pan (big enough for a tortilla)
- Slap a tortilla down on the hot pan and let it cook for a minute or two until starts to go golden on ya
- flip the tortilla, put some cheese on half, lay on whatever meats you want on yours (DaNece: Chicken only - Me: Beef and Chicken), put the sauteed peppers on top if you should so choose, and then top it all off with some apple slices:
- Now fold the other half of the tortilla over, and allow it to cook for a few more seconds. We are looking for a crispy-ish tortilla
- Pull your onions out of the oven. MMMMMmmmmmm:
- Plate it up, add sour cream if you so choose, and chow down!
I got the roasted onion idea from eating at Garcias (on goodwin, not the chain). They served it on the side, and I almost didn't eat it (admit it; they don't look appetizing). But man are they tasty! Sweet and slimy, just what the doctor ordered. Even DaNece said that they were okay, which is huge!