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Skirt Steak Quesadillas with Guacamole

Jamie Purviance

  • People

    Serves 4 to 6

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 12 mins

  • Prep Time

    25 mins

  • Marinating Time

    2 to 8 h

Ingredients
Instructions

the Ingredients

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Marinade

  • Completed step 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons minced canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 
  • Completed step 1½ pound skirt steak, trimmed of excess surface fat, cut crosswise into 3 or 4 pieces

Guacamole

  • Completed step 2 ripe Hass avocados, cut into ½-inch dice
  • Completed step ⅓ cup finely chopped white onion, rinsed under cold water in a fine-mesh strainer
  • Completed step 1 medium jalapeño chile pepper, seeded (optional) and minced
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon kosher salt
 
  • Completed step 6 flour tortillas (8 to 10 inches)
  • Completed step Vegetable oil
  • Completed step 2¼ cups coarsely shredded Monterey Jack cheese (about 9 ounces)
  • Completed step Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

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Instructions

  • In a large, resealable plastic bag combine the marinade ingredients. Place the steak in the bag, press the air out of the bag, and seal tightly. Turn the bag to distribute the marinade, place in a bowl, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
  • In a medium bowl combine the guacamole ingredients and mash with a fork until combined but still slightly chunky. Cover with plastic wrap, with the wrap directly touching the guacamole, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450° to 550°F).
    Prepare the grill for cooking over high heat (500°F).
  • Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare, turning once. Remove from the grill and let the steaks rest for a few minutes. Cut the steaks across the grain into thin slices.
    Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the steaks over high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare, turning once. Remove from the grill and let the steaks rest for a few minutes. Cut the steaks across the grain into thin slices.
  • Lower the temperature of the grill for direct cooking over low heat (250° to 350°F).
    Lower the temperature of the grill for direct cooking over medium-low heat (300°F).
    Lower the temperature of the grill for direct cooking over medium-low heat (250° to 350°F).
  • Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with oil. Place the tortillas, oiled side down, on a work surface. Assemble the quesadillas by distributing 3 tablespoons of the cheese on one half of each tortilla. Top the cheese with equal amounts of steak and another 3 tablespoons of cheese. Fold the empty side of the tortillas over the filling and press down.
  • Grill the quesadillas, in two batches if necessary, over direct low heat, with the lid closed, until golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 1 minute. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm with guacamole and sour cream.
    Grill the quesadillas, in two batches if necessary, over direct medium-low heat, with the lid closed, until golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 1 minute. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm with guacamole and sour cream.
    Grill the quesadillas, in two batches if necessary, over medium-low heat, with the lid closed, until golden on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes, turning once. Remove from the grill and let rest for about 1 minute. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve warm with guacamole and sour cream.

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