Want a new spin on the traditional Ruben Sandwich? These Corned Beef Quesadillas are all the flavor but in smaller bites!
So did I tell you that I finally took the plunge and invested in a DSLR? Yup, finally did it! Now I don’t take those decisions lightly at all!
I’ve been so scared to take a step into the camera world because I loved some of the pics that my phone took, but since it took a bath and I had to get a replacement of a different kind I think it was a sign in the right direction. So I’ve been playing around with it and having fun. I’ve already purchased myself a new lens and a tripod that I can’t wait to arrive tomorrow. So we will see how this new experience treats me!
These Corned Beef Quesadillas will be my 2nd recipe up on the blog that is taken with my new toy. The first being Monday’s lovely Coconut Tres Leches Cake. So if anyone has any tips or tricks they want to share with me on this whole food photography game, please I’m all ears.
Anywho, so St. Patrick’s day is sure coming up quick! I am just the slightest bit Irish. Probably not even remotely enough to call myself it but I’m proud to say that I have a little Irish blood in me.
Corned beef is one of those iconic Irish dishes that everyone has to have on St. Patty’s Day. Obviously I don’t do the whole original Corned Beef and Cabbage schpeel. I felt like swinging a different way and came up with these Corned Beef Quesadillas. Pretty much it’s Ruben on a tortilla.
So why didn’t I just call it a Ruben Quesadilla? Honestly…I like how Corned Beef Quesadilla sounds better, and it makes me think of St. Patty’s Day more when someone mentions Corned Beef.
So I’m a complete cheater on this recipe. But it makes it soooooooo much simpler for everyone! I didn’t go out and buy a nice juicy piece of corned beef. Heck I didn’t even get any corned beef deli meat. I went straight for the canned stuff.
Ok before you judge me….we love corned beef casserole. When I make corned beef casserole it calls for canned corn beef, hence why I have the SERIOUSLY DELICIOUS stuff. That’s right, it’s awesome, no shame!
So I felt a little frisky the other day and I said why not! Well ya’ll, these quesadillas were awesome! Same flavor as the tasty sandwich, but on a couple tortillas, now who could go wrong there.
Now if you wanna go all budget (which actually a can of corned beef is still pretty pricey) then this dish is just for you this St. Patrick’s Day. Or heck, any day of the year, corned beef is awesome just plain and simple.
This whips up in a matter of minutes and there is no baking involved. Crisping, yes. Baking no. So whip out those fry pans or quesadilla makers and make yourselves one of these STAT.
Corned Beef Quesadilla
- 1 can corned beef
- 8 flour tortillas
- 4 Tbs Thousand Island Dressing
- 1 cup sauerkraut well drained
- 2 cup swiss cheese
- Add corned beef to fry pan and fry until warm and gently crisp. Set aside.
- On 1 tortilla spread 1 Tbs of Thousand Islands dressing.
- On another tortilla sprinkle 1/4 cup swiss cheese, next add corned beef, then 1/4 cup sauerkraut then another 1/4 cup swiss cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- In fry pan fry on medium-high heat quesadilla until golden and flip and do the same for the other side.
- Cut into triangles and serve with extra Thousand Islands for dipping.
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