Layered Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Layered Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

  • TOTAL PREP TIME70 minutes
  • SERVINGS8
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTYEasy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ham steak sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 12 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 15-oz can refried black beans (or refried pinto beans), warmed
  • 1/4 cup roasted green chiles chopped
  • 2 cups salsa (any variety you prefer)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
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Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Season the ham steak with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Place the seasoned ham steak on a parchment lined baking sheet and transfer to the preheated oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes until the internal temperature is 140 degrees F. Halfway through the cooking time, flip the ham steak over, and continue to cook until done.

Allow the ham steak to rest loosely covered with foil, for at least 10 minutes before cutting. Cut the ham into small 1/2-inch cubes and set aside.

Preheat broiler. Put tortillas in single layer on baking sheet. Brush with oil. Broil until toasted, about 3 minutes. Turn and set aside.

Spread a thin layer of the warmed beans on one of the tortillas. Top with a few tablespoons of shredded cheese and a sprinkle of cubed ham steak and some of the green chilies. Repeat process one more time and then top with another tortilla so there are 3 tortillas per stack, with the top tortilla plain. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas and ingredients.

Once you have 4 stacks of quesadillas, drizzle salsa over each of the stacks and sprinkle with a bit of cheese. Place the quesadillas back into the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Then, cut into 4 wedges. Garnish as desired.

 

Serves 8

 

Condray Family

Meet the Condray Family

Clifton, Kansas

I started in the pig business through the FFA program in 1968. My brother was in high school and I was a seventh-grader when we purchased our first pigs. After graduating high school, I returned home and took over the small farm my family owned.

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