Grilled Steak Quesadillas

5 from 5 votes

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Putting regular steak quesadillas on the grill adds so much flavor and authenticity to the meal, you may never want to go back to the old way of making them. 

A stack of three Grilled Steak Quesadillas on a floral plate with salsa, guacamole, sour cream on the side

Grilled Steak Quesadillas

I love steak quesadillas but up until recently, I had never tried putting them on the grill. Now that I have, I may never go back o the “old” way. There is just something about that smokey grilled flavor that just puts a regular ole’ quesadilla over the top. It’s the kind of recipe you can toss together without a lot of prep time. Yet it tastes like you really went all out.

A tray of Grilled Steak Quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole in square dishes on the side

Which Steak to Use?

The recipe is pretty flexible when it comes to which type of steak to use. The thing that sets this recipe apart is the fact that you are grilling the steak quesadillas. So go ahead; get creative with the cut of meat you select. Each one offers its own unique flavor and texture. I will often use leftover steak when I use this recipe – whatever I have on hand.

  • Tri-Tip is popular because of its lower fat content. But don’t worry, it still has plenty of marbling to make it full of flavor — especially when its marinated and grilled.
  • New York Strip is ideal for grilling and is tender with an ideal amount of marbling. Many people prefer the New York Strip cooked on the rare side.
  • Hangar steak is not as tender as some cuts, but its flavor makes it a fine choice for many meals, especially when marinated and grilled.
  • Filet Mignon is the most tender cut, however, because it doesn’t have a bone attached it is not the most flavorful of the cuts of cow. Still, when cooked quickly to seal in its goodness, it’s a great flavor of beef.
  • Flank is a great steak to serve thin, cut across the grain. Flavorful, but not the most tender, try marinating and then grilling.
Grilled Steak Quesadillas served on a floral plate

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Grilled Steak Quesadillas served on a floral plate

Grilled Steak Quesadillas

5 from 5 votes
Putting regular steak quesadillas on the grill adds so much flavor
and authenticity to the meal, you may never want to go back to the old
way of making them.

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Grill/BBQ, Mexican/Spanish
Servings 4


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill



  • Season and grill steak to desired doneness (I like to season with Montreal Steak Seasoning). Slice into thin strips.
  • Place on tortilla, add cheese and green onion, fold over.
  • Spray each side of quesadilla with cooking spray, then grill for abour 1-2 minutes on each side or until tortilla becomes golden brown and a few grill marks.
  • Serve immediately with salsa and sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 432kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 32gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 416mgPotassium: 373mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 234IUCalcium: 250mgIron: 3mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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  1. 5 stars
    Definitely takes the cheese quesadilla up a notch or two 🙂 We love adding steak in recipes & these did not disappoint!