I have been making Quesadilla's for years using left over meat from some bbq on the grill. I don't think I could ever say that I put the same ingredients in them twice.
Here is my Junk Yard Style in progress:
Bone the grilled Chicken we had last night. Clean all the meat off the carcus and throw away what you are not using, unless you want to simmer the bones and skin for using later in broth.
I usually clean out the fridge for this dish, however, I am slim on pickings today, so this is what we're getting.
I chopped one green pepper, 1 yellow onion, I don't have any fresh garlic darn! So, get the skillet out.
Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and sautee pepper and onions till the juices run a little but don't completely cook them.
I am substituting a can of black beans in place of pinto beans which I am out of, so I'm rinsing them in my colander and throwing them in the grinder with water to help blend them. Black beans are wonderful in almost any dish, they help keep things moist and tasty while holding things together. You can also throw them in whole if you like.
I pour in the blended black beans, add the chicken, pour in either Salsa or Picante Sauce about 1 - 2 cups (if you have either fresh tomatoes or canned tomatoes, I add those in place of the Salsa). Then add 2-3 tablspoons of Chili powder, 2-3 tablespoons of Cumin, If you don't have fresh garlic, then I add a tablespoon of garlic powder, and 1-2 Tablespoons pepper, and salt to your liking. Now mix it all together and let it cook on the stove top on Med heat for about 10 minutes.
Lay out your flour tortillas and spray cooking oil on one side, then turn them over to the side not covered with cooking oil and spoon the Junk yard mixture on one half of the tortilla.
Then fold over and sprinkle shredded cheese on the top. I lined my baking sheets with foil for easy access and no scrub cleaning. Pre-heat the oven to 350 deg. and place them on the top rack to bake for 10 minutes.
While waiting the 10 minutes I like to fix a salad with this dish, and I love this salad kit from Dole (I am not advertising for Dole by-the-way). I love to try new things that come out in the grocery stores and this is really good. This one is the Chipotle and Cheddar version with Kale, which comes with a Fire Roasted Chipotle Ranch dressing, a packet of shredded white cheddar, and a small bag of cheddar tortilla chips. SO GOOD!
It's done, let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. I usually cut each one into 3 slices.
Here you have it! If you have sour cream, chopped tomatoes, avocado dip, hot sauce, anything you love, tastes great drizzled on top. YUMMY and quick meal for dinner.
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