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[Leftover] Ropa Vieja Quesadilla
with green salad

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This quick, flavorful meal is a breeze thanks to leftover ropa vieja from earlier in the week. Serve it with a fresh green salad on the side. 

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Ingredients

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Ropa Vieja Quesadilla:
  • Ropa Vieja (leftover from Monday) - ~3 cups
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 8
  • Cheese, shredded Mexican blend - 8 oz (sub shredded cheddar)
  • Sour cream - for serving (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
Romaine Salad with Honey-Oregano Vinaigrette:
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Cucumbers - 6 oz, chopped
  • Lettuce, romaine - 2 hearts, chopped
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, and oregano. Add oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Cucumbers / Lettuce / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat.

  2. While griddle heats up, warm leftover ropa vieja in the microwave (it doesn’t need to be hot, but just warm enough to work with). Drain off as much liquid as possible so that your quesadillas don't get soggy.

  3. Working in batches, add one tortilla to heated griddle. Top with some of the cheese and then some of the leftover ropa vieja. Cook, flipping halfway through cooking, until the tortillas are golden brown and cheese is melted.

  4. When quesadillas are all cooked, transfer to a cutting board and slice into wedges.

  5. Toss cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes in vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  6. Serve quesadillas with sour cream for dipping. Enjoy salad on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (32)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (5)

12 reviews

Worth making the other dish for these quesadillas! Such an easy dinner too.

By: Sara
Posted: May 19, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Love left over meals. This get 2 thumbs up!

By: Kimberly
Posted: May 17, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Quick and easy because we made the slow cooker meal on Monday. Whole family enjoyed it.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Mar 13, 2022
Diet: Original
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Delicious but messy.

By: Tara
Posted: Mar 09, 2022
Diet: Original
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Husband loved how easy this was for him to do. It was easy and tasty. Just what this icky Monday called for.

By: Kristin
Posted: Mar 08, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used instant pot instead and it came out perfectly

By: Grace
Posted: Mar 05, 2022
Diet: Original
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