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What's for Dinner: Qualified Quesadillas

Raise a glass to June with a cocktail and a steakadilla
Steak Quesadillas with
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Not feeling inspired by your usual dishes? Here's what's for dinner.

Bread products and cheese is one of the world's great combinations, and quesadillas are no exception. It's a new week and a new month, so switch up your dinner routine with a summery steakadilla and quick-pickled radishes to munch on the side. Add in the excitement of a flaming gin-and-absinthe cocktail, and this might end up being your go-to meal all month long.

① Drink: The Pink Elephant
The start of June calls for a cocktail made from gin, which is distilled primarily from juniper berries. (What do juniper berries have to do with June? Absolutely nothing, except their fun aural similarity.) Light your glass on fire (really) and toast the new month.

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② Main Course: Steak Quesadillas with Guasacaca Sauce
Quesadillas are the quick and easy skillet snack of dreams. Rather than adding a cow's worth of cheese to make them filling enough for dinner, the addition of seared steak bulks them up and makes the simple, oozy, cheesy dish feel a bit more special.

③ Side Dish: Pickled Radishes
Other pickles take days before they're ready to eat—but at 25 minutes from start to finish, you can have your pickled radishes and eat them, too. Not only are they a crunchy quesadilla go-with, but the radishes also taste great dipped in the spicy avocado-lime guasacaca sauce.

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