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HAWAIIAN QUESADILLAS

  Date: June 5, 2012
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I enjoy Hawaiian pizzas and I thought it would be fun to try a quesadilla version. To give it more of a Southwestern flavor I rubbed the ham steak with a spicy Southwestern rub. The steak was grilled for about 12 minutes using medium high direct heat. Then it was diced and added to the tortilla along with tomato sauce, crushed pineapples & a 4 cheese Mexican blend. Another part of this cook was an experiment with using the griddle grate as opposed to the open grate. As a control I cooked one quesadilla over the open grate. I quickly found out that the griddle grate cooks faster than the open grate for a similar knob setting. After tasting a quesadilla made each way I can't tell the difference between the two, so I think for the future I will stick to the open grate. the Hawaiian Quesadillas were wonderful. they were sweet and spicy with a surprising amount of heat coming from the cayenne pepper. I plan to make an even bigger batch on the next weekend.
Recipe Source:
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GS Website
My Own Concoction:
See the pictures to see how I made this.
Grill:
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Kenmore Elite Gas Grill

Direct Grilled:

Using Kenmore Elite Gas Grill
Gear:
  • SR 19" Locking Tongs
  • SR Fish Spatula