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Saturday, November 14, 2009


Left-overs can present a problem as far as using them up which is why sometimes you just have to get creative. Several years ago we were introduced to quesadillas. Now essentially a quesadilla is a filling usually ground meat and cheese sandwiched between two tortilla shells then baked in the oven until just turning golden brown and a bit crispy with nicely melted cheese. Served with a dip of choice usually homemade salsa makes for a perfect snack or light meal.


We have taken quesadillas to a new level using the basic technique as one of our favourite ways to use up left-overs. We still make quesadillas with ground beef and cheese filling served with homemade salsa. Sometimes we add black beans along with jalapeno peppers, chopped onions and tomato pieces. What we discovered is almost any left-over meat can be used in quesadillas.

We had left-over braised outside round roast so I decided to make quesadillas for lunch. The filling consisted of cubed outside round round roast, cheddar cheese, chopped tomatoes and chopped onions. It was nothing fancy or complicated just an easy way to use up a few left-overs yet is was quite tasty.

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