Thursday, July 4, 2013

BBQ Leftovers Put To Good Use - Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Happy Independence Day! We've been having a fun and lazy day here, but I wanted to stop in to tell you about the yummy lunch we had today :)

Have you been firing up your grill lately? Flipping burgers? Filling your houses or decks with the sound of sizzling bacon or the smell of sautéed mushrooms?

We don't actually have an outdoor grill, but we do fry up some tasty hamburgers every now and then. (Check out my hamburger recipe here). And sometimes we have leftover patties (with cheese, in fact)...what can you do with a cooked patty topped with melted cheese (which is now cold since it's been in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, err days)?

Make yummy Cheeseburger Quesadillas!

Gather up any BBQ leftovers: burger patties, bacon, sautéed mushrooms and onions, etc. AND your normal quesadilla ingredients: tortillas and shredded cheese. Place a frying pan on the stove over medium-medium low heat (depending on the stove).
 Place a tortilla in a frying pan, sprinkle with shredded cheese, cut up patty, small pieces of bacon, and any other ingredients you would like in your quesadilla. Then add additional cheese and place a second tortilla on the top. At this point, I like to cover the frying pan with a lid...I figure it keeps the heat circulating inside the frying pan - which helps warm everything up quicker - which causes the cheese to melt sooner - which, in turn, makes it less likely to burn a tortilla (it's easier to flip your quesadilla if the cheese has already started to melt, then the cheese can hold everything together).
 Once everything is heated through, remove the quesadilla from the frying pan and cut into easier to manage pieces (we like to use a pizza cutter to cut our quesadillas into triangles). Serve your hot and yummy Cheeseburger Quesadillas with a dipping sauce or two. I like guacamole (and so does Widget), but you could stick to the burger theme and use ketchup instead (which is what the Hubby prefers).
 Finally, enjoy the yummy Cheeseburger Quesadillas with the family.
Widget loved it -and so did me and the Hubby!

What do you make with your barbeque leftovers?

Fluster Buster


  1. Such a great idea! I have a recipe that used leftover meatloaf for quesadillas and my little guy really likes them! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Next time I make meatloaf, I'll try the leftovers in quesadillas as well :) Thanks for stopping by Apples By Ashley!


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