This barbecue steak quesadilla is packed with flavor thanks to a spicy sweet BBQ sauce, shredded cheese, and tender steak. A creative griddle quesadilla to make on your flat top grill or in a skillet!
Quesadillas are some of the most popular griddle recipes to make. Probably because they’re so easy to whip up, and unlike using a skillet on the stovetop, you can make at least 4 or 5 quesadillas at one time on your flat top grill.
But after eating regular Mexican-style griddle quesadillas with grilled chicken and cheese for the 42nd time, you might be looking for a way to switch up the flavors in this popular Blackstone recipe.
Enter the barbecue steak quesadilla!
These easy quesadillas on the griddle combine steak, a spicy barbecue sauce, and shredded cheese for a flavor-packed griddle dinner that’s anything but boring! Here’s how to make an easy BBQ steak quesadilla on the griddle:
Ingredients for BBQ Steak Quesadillas
Here are the ingredients that you need to make these easy BBQ steak quesadillas:
- Steak. We used sirloin steaks, because that’s what was on sale at the grocery store. I personally prefer to use less expensive cuts of steak for steak quesadillas, but you can definitely substitute ribeye or strip instead. Chuck eye steak is another good inexpensive option for this recipe.
- Shredded cheese. For best results, buy the block cheese and grate it yourself. We used one block of sharp cheddar and one block of pepper jack.
- Tortillas. I’ve found that taco sized tortillas work best for making quesadillas on the griddle, but for larger quesadillas you can also substitute burrito sized flour tortillas.
- Onions and bell peppers. We used a mixture of green bell pepper, yellow onion, and green onions.
- Barbecue sauce. We got the Southern City Flavors Apple Moonshine BBQ Sauce in a Grill Masters Club subscription box, and it is FANTASTIC! If you can’t find it locally, then substitute your favorite barbecue sauce.
- Steak seasoning. We used our own Smash That Burger Seasoning, which is also great on steaks!
- Chipotles in adobo. These come canned and you can typically find them in the Hispanic aisle of the grocery store. See my tip for saving your leftover peppers down below.
Chipotles in Adobo Hack:
Only need 1-2 peppers out of the can? Instead of throwing away the leftover chipotles in adobo, empty the can into a Ziploc bag, label the bag with a Sharpie marker, and store in the freezer. When you need a small amount for a recipe like this one, just use a knife to “shave” off slivers of the frozen peppers to use, and return the bag to the freezer.