Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas

Mexican Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas | All that's Jas

 These Mexican steak and mushroom mini quesadillas fit perfectly in your hand, are kid-approved, and are great for parties or for a quick meal.

Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas

Raise your hand if you like Mexican food. 🙋‍♀️ You will love these mini quesadillas with steak and mushroom. They fit perfectly in your hand and are a must-have item on your party menu. But don’t stop there! Mini quesadillas are also an easy choice for a quick meal and best of all, kid-approved! It would be just so easy to sneak in veggies, like roasted peppers or broccoli. Dipping them in salsa is extra fun and ads more flavor.

 

Before I moved to the States nearly 20 years ago (where did the time go?), I wasn’t familiar with Mexican cuisine. The closest I came to a Mexican dish was chili con carne, although I understand it’s originated in Texas, not Mexico. Some Spanish dishes like paella and empanada are similar but Europe was more after gyros and pitas back then.

 

After two centuries of voluntary self-starvation plus a few more years of war-related lack of food, I was on a mission to eat the world. I had so much to make up. My brother, who moved here before I did, has told me that food is fine except the Mexican food. It’s disgusting, he said. His words, not mine.

 

And so I steered clear from Mexican food, believing I wouldn’t like it. What a waste! Admittedly, it took me some time to acquire the taste for cilantro. It tasted like soap at first, but now I love it. My favorite Mexican food is tamales. What is yours? Do you like traditional dishes spicy or mild?

 

 Dip quesadillas in spicy salsa for extra flavor

 

If you like it spicy, then make sure to dip these quesadillas into hot salsa, because cheesy steak and mushroom filling is pretty bland. And if you’re bringing them to a large party, double the batch. They’re addictive and usually disappear quickly.

 

Like little hand-pies, they pair great with easy to make and delicious strawberry cheesecake chimichangas. How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

 

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Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas Recipe

Great as appetizers, these steak and mushroom mini #quesadillas are also perfect for a quick meal. #cincodemayo #mexicanfood #recipe #partyfood #appetizer Click To Tweet

 

Great as appetizers, these steak and mushroom mini #quesadillas are also perfect for a quick meal.

 

INGREDIENTS:
Serves 4-6

  • ½ pound top sirloin steak, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (8-ounce) container baby bella mushrooms (cremini), sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 10 4-inch flour or whole-wheat tortillas
  • Salsa of choice

 

~ Free Tip ~

  • You can use flank or skirt steak. Chicken and thick sliced deli roast beef work great also, as do any leftover meats.
  • Replace small tortillas with 4 8-inch tortillas and cut each into 4 wedges.
  • Prepare the steak on a grill and then slice it and cook quesadillas on a griddle.

 

ESSENTIALS

for Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas


 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add steak, season with salt and pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Place steak in a bowl.
  2. Add butter to the skillet. When melted, add garlic and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add cooked mushrooms to steak and toss to combine.
  3. Wipe the skillet clean with paper towels. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons cheese evenly over half of each tortilla. Divide steak mixture evenly among tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Fold tortillas in half over filling.
  5. Carefully coat both sides of quesadillas with cooking spray. Cook quesadillas 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each into two wedges or leave whole. Serve with salsa.

Quesadilla recipe with steak, mushrooms, and cheese

Delicious party food for Cinco de Mayo, easy to make mini quesadillas

 

5 from 3 votes
Recipe for delicious Mexican Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas
Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These Mexican steak and mushroom mini quesadillas fit perfectly in your hand, are kid-approved, and are great for parties or for a quick meal.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • ½ pound top sirloin steak trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 8-ounce container baby bella mushrooms (cremini), sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • 10 4-inch flour or whole-wheat tortillas
  • Salsa of choice
Instructions
  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add steak, season with salt and pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Place steak in a bowl.

  2. Add butter to the skillet. When melted, add garlic and mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms brown and liquid evaporates, stirring occasionally. Add cooked mushrooms to steak and toss to combine.

  3. Wipe the skillet clean with paper towels. Reduce heat to medium.
  4. Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of cheese evenly over half of each tortilla. Divide steak mixture evenly among tortillas and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Fold tortillas in half over filling.

  5. Carefully coat both sides of quesadillas with cooking spray. Cook quesadillas 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each into two wedges or leave whole. Serve with salsa.

Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~

  • You can use flank or skirt steak. Chicken and thick sliced deli roast beef work great also, as do any leftover meats.
  • Replace small tortillas with 4 8-inch tortillas and cut each into 4 wedges.
  • Prepare the steak on a grill and then slice it and cook quesadillas on a griddle.

 

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Mexican Steak and Mushroom Mini Quesadillas - If you like Mexican food, you will love these mini quesadillas with steak and mushroom. They fit perfectly in your hand for dipping into salsa and are a must-have item on your party menu. They are also an easy choice for a quick meal and best of all, kid-approved! | allthatsjas.com | #quesadillas #recipes #recipeoftheday #steak #mushrooms #easydinner #appetizer #fingerfood #mexicanfood #cincodemayo #funfood #deliciouscuisine #meal #dinner

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18 Comment

  1. Reply
    Teresa
    May 3, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    These look like the perfect light and easy summer meal, especially if you love Mexican food as my husband and I do! Thank you for sharing with us on the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! I’ve shared on all of my social media.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      That’s exactly right, Teresa! Super easy to make and light. Thank you!

  2. Reply
    Angie | Fiesta Friday
    May 3, 2018 at 7:43 am

    They look fabulous! Especially since they’re mini, which means I can have more!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 3, 2018 at 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Angie! You can have as many as you want, who’s counting? 😉 Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  3. Reply
    Sylvia Lance
    May 1, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Yummy! Your quesadillas look delicious! I am going to make these soon, my hubby will love them!!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you, Sylvia! My hubby loves them too 😀

  4. Reply
    Dean
    April 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

    It’s always such a treat to come to your blog. 🙂 Although, I always walk away hungry!! Your quesadillas look wonderful!!
    I’m glad you finally tried Mexican food on your own. Sometimes, Mexican food gets a bad rap, probably because most people see it as quick cheap fast-food, which isn’t the case at all. Mexican food can be colorful, healthy, and complex.
    I too love tamales.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm

      You’re too kind, Dean! I’m so happy you like my humble blog. Means a lot! Yes, I’m a huge Mexican food lover. There’s no turning back no matter what they say, LOL.

  5. Reply
    Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook
    April 30, 2018 at 3:22 am

    Jas, you always make me hungry with your beautiful photos & amazing recipes!! These look perfect!! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

    Have a lovely week!

    Jhuls
    http://thenotsocreativecook.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 30, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      Hi, Jhuls! Thank you so much for your kind words. Means a lot. Hope your week is off to a great start!

  6. Reply
    Jack Smith
    April 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    This was a slam dunk at my house! I’m adding it into our regular rotation. Thank you!
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      Jas
      April 30, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thank you, Jack! Glad you like it 🙂

  7. Reply
    Sheila
    April 28, 2018 at 11:40 am

    We enjoyed this tremendously. It was so good and easy to prepare. The kids enjoyed making these themselves. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 29, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Oh, that makes me so happy! Thank you for trying it out, Sheila! Glad you enjoyed it

  8. Reply
    Jenny
    April 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I love quesadillas and all the different variations of them. These look delicious! I like that they are mini. I think my kids would enjoy them very much!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      April 27, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you, Jenny! Kids do love them. 🙂

  9. Reply
    Barrie Mooney
    April 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    This is such an easy and fun way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! My kids would revolt if I added veggies to these, so I love the simplicity!
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      Jas
      April 27, 2018 at 8:39 pm

      Yeah, they’re not easily tricked nowadays, are they? 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

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