Here at Tropic Shores Realty we take the time to get to know our customers so that we can better understand their needs. This ensures that the home that they purchase is their forever home and that they are 100% happy with it. Because of this, we have made an effort to understand not only our customers' needs, but their language. I was recently hired on to the Tropic Shores Realty Swain Team. I am Hispanic and as such bilingual. Team Swain thought this would be beneficial in understanding our Hispanic community. With that being said, I would like to share with you all a recipe on how to make chicken and beef quesadillas. Which are amazing! Now you may find better recipes online, but if you are like me you know simple is better! So the ingredients I used are below:

  • 1 Pack of Large Tortillas
  • 1 pound of Ground beef
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • CHEESE (LOTS AND LOTS) 1 pack of shredded Mexican Cheese (maybe more) ;)

The seasonings I used:

  • GOYA® Adobo
  • GOYA® Sanzón con Culantro y Achiote
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

1. Now the first step is to ensure your meat (chicken and beef) are defrosted. I first cooked the beef. I placed the pound of meat on a large skillet and cooked until it was nice and brown. Once cooked well enough, drain the excess oil. Once that is done, you will want to add seasoning to the beef. First sprinkle some salt and pepper very lightly over the meat. Mix. Then you will do the same with the Adobo. Very lightly sprinkle over all of the meat and mix. You will then repeat this with the Italian seasoning and the Onion Powder. The Sazón you will want to use only a quarter of one packet and sprinkle very lightly over all the meat and mix well.

2. You will then want to heat up 2 of the large tortillas. You can place the tortilla on a skillet. I would suggest if you are worried about it sticking to the skillet do not use butter or oil but maybe just PAM® spray (a very little). I personally didn't use anything and it was fine. Anyway, you'll flip over the tortilla a few times until both sides are nice and hot. I suggest cooking for 6 minutes and flipping it every minute to ensure one side does not cook more than the other. Cook the second tortilla in the same manner. 

3. Once the tortillas are cooked you will leave one of them on the heat at a low temperature and add the beef. (Now I used VERY large tortillas when I made this so the whole pound of beef was enough for just the one but if you are using smaller tortillas then only use a portion of the beef and use your judgement). Once the beef is added you will sprinkle cheese (generously) over the beef. You will then add the second cooked tortilla on top. Now, you may want to reheat the tortilla just a bit so that way when you put it on top, the cheese will melt and make it all that more delicious! 

All you have left to do is cut it. I found that if you use a pizza cutter instead of a knife, it is a bit easier. And you would cut it the same you would a pizza. Then you'll serve and enjoy! :)

The chicken quesadilla will be done in the same manner as the beef, however you will have to cut the chicken into small pieces, once it is cooked, so that they fit in the quesadillas. Once the chicken is cut and cooked you can add the same seasonings as you did for the beef and the same amount. You will then repeat steps 2 and 3 and enjoy! :)

**The final step, is to allow your significant other to clean up your mess, since you cooked! 

Now, just a disclaimer, I am no professional cook, but this is a recipe I tried recently and really enjoyed. So give it a shot! :) Also I made these quesadillas for my fiancé, who does not like peppers, lettuce or tomatoes. Normally, those would be included in quesadillas but I did not use those since I was making them for him. You can add these ingredients in, however and they will make them all the more delicious! 

Also, I have been recently learning to cook and try different foods, so if you have a recipe you want to share with me, I am willing to give it a shot and post how it went. So share some things you have made or enjoyed or maybe a family dish!