Blue floral-print lunch box
Created by Susan Spungen
Here's a novel idea: Cooking at the office. Assemble this easy-breezy quesadilla at home, then heat it up right before eating so the cheese is freshly melted and especially delicious.

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Servings: Serves 2
  • 2 (10-inch) flour tortillas , preferably whole grain
  • 2 to 3 ounces grated cheese , such as Gruyère, Fontina, or Cheddar
  • 6 ounces leftover cooked meat (steak, pork tenderloin, or chicken), cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup roasted or cooked vegetables , such as winter squash, onions, mushrooms, peppers, and carrots (sliced if they are in large pieces)
  • Pickled jalapenos (optional)
  • Directions
    Place tortillas on a work surface and sprinkle all over with cheese. On one half of each tortilla, evenly sprinkle 3 ounces meat. Divide vegetables and spread evenly over meat. If desired, add jalapeños. Fold tortillas over to make 2 half-moon-shaped quesadillas. Wrap tightly in foil to hold together.

    When ready to eat, remove from foil, place on a plate, and heat in microwave oven until cheese melts (about 1 to 2 minutes), turning once. Don't overdo the microwave time or the tortilla will toughen. If a toaster oven is available, use it instead, and heat quesadillas until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. If desired, serve with salsa of your choice on the side, and a green salad.

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