Leftover Easter Ham Recipe #2: Ham & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

12 Apr

I’ve used leftover ham to make paninis before but since I’m trying to eat as little bread as possible, I thought I’d come up with a quesadilla instead.

Ham & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Ham and Pepper Jack Quesadillas on corn tortillas with tomatoes, black olives, and a thin spread of BBQ sauce. Yum!

This combination of flavors came out so great! It almost reminded me of a Hawaiian-style pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple. Ham is such a good meat to experiment with because it has such a sweet, distinct flavor. It lends itself well to many meals. These quesadillas are yummy and light. They make a great snack or lunch (depending on how many you eat, of course). [Also check out Leftover Easter Ham Recipe #1 and stay tuned for Leftover Easter Ham Recipe #3.]

Ingredients:

– thinly sliced leftover ham

– thinly sliced pepper jack cheese

– thinly sliced tomatoes (three slices per quesadilla)

– chopped black olives

– BBQ sauce

– small corn tortillas

Directions: 

quesadillas pic 2

Use thin slices of all the ingredients to get a good physical balance as well as a balance of flavors.

1. Thinly slice the leftover ham, pepper jack cheese, and tomatoes.

2. Chop up some black olives.

3. Spread a thin layer of BBQ sauce on one corn tortilla (all the way out to the edges for even flavor distribution) and then layer the ham, tomatoes, black olives, and cheese on top.

4. Put the other tortilla on top (without BBQ sauce) and then grill (indoor grill press) or toast (convection oven) for three to five minutes, until cheese is melted and the tortillas start to brown just a little bit.

5. Serve and enjoy!

–Michelle :)

Related posts: Leftover Easter Ham Recipe #1: Spring Mix Pasta and Leftover Easter Ham Recipe #3: Ham Stock & Veggie Medley Soup

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