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CHEESY GROUND BEEF QUESADILLAS – Looking for wonderful tacky floor red meat quesadillas? You’ve come to the right area! Well, seasoned ground red meat, plenty of ooey gooey cheese, and a crispy golden brown outside make these quesadillas truly impossible to resist! They’re sure to end up a fave in your house as they’re in ours.

In the event you know me, you understand that I’m an enormous supporter of quesadillas. Among the explanations is, like grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas can be a technique of receiving more cheese into my pie gap, LOL.


Critically, though, hubby and I get pleasure from quesadillas around the standard. They’re tremendously easy to whip up, you are able to set as small or as much while you want in ’em and they usually flavor remarkable.

I have shared other kinds ahead of, like chicken, turkey, as well as breakfast quesadillas.

Nowadays, however? Ground beef quesadillas. 1 point they all have in common: cheese (and plenty of it!) You gotta have quesadillas with cheese, in case you ask me! Inform me you do not wanna grab some by means of your display screen (if only, appropriate?!)

These cheesy quesadillas come with each other right away whatsoever with some fairly basic ingredients you probably previously have available. I’m rather self-assured they’ll be in regular rotation in your home as they are ours.


  1. Full details are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add ground beef, spices, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook and break up with a wooden spoon or potato masher to make it nice and crumbly (you don’t want huge chunks of beef).
  4. Stir in tomato paste.
  5. Pour in beef stock/broth (or you could use water). Once stock/broth is absorbed (and beef is cooked), remove ground beef from the pan.
  6. For each quesadilla, place some cheese on one half of the tortilla.
  7. Top with cooked ground beef.
  8. Add a little more cheese.
  9. Fold over the tortilla so it’s a half-moon shape.
  10. Gently cook quesadillas (in batches) in a greased pan until golden brown on the outside and the cheese has melted. Watch that they don’t burn. They cook quickly! Then, cut in half and enjoy!

What Type Of Tortilla Ought To I Exploit For Quesadillas? What Measurement Of Tortilla Is Best?

For quesadillas, I desire flour tortillas in excess of corn tortillas. They’re readily obtainable (a lot more so than corn tortillas right here in Newfoundland). Plus, they are hearty, versatile, and face up to all individual’s scrumptious toppings.

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Monica from Nourish and Fete has a wonderful recipe for homemade flour tortillas if you need to try these instead of store-bought. Just make ’em just a little bigger if you need to use them for quesadillas.

I generally choose to use flour tortillas which are about 7 to 8 inches in diameter.

Can Leftover Quesadillas Be Reheated?

Yes! It is possible to reheat leftover quesadillas within a non-stick pan around the stovetop over about medium-low warmth (this may produce the crispiest reheating benefits) until finally the cheese is melted and everything is heated by means of.

Alternatively, location quesadillas over a sheet pan in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven and heat for approximately 10 to fifteen minutes or right up until the cheese is melted and everything is heated via.

They could not be very as crispy as freshly created, nevertheless, they are still pretty amazing.

What’S The Top Cheese For Quesadillas?

Cheese not only preferences wonderful in these beef quesadillas but in addition functions being a ‘glue’ to maintain factors jointly. Cheese, is there anything you can’t do?

When creating quesadillas, select a great melting cheese, like cheddar, pizza mozzarella, or Monterey Jack (or perhaps a combo of them).

I have produced these quesadillas a bunch of moments with various versions of cheese, along with a retailer-bought mix of cheddar, Monterey Jack, and pizza mozzarella. I really do not frequently select pre-shredded cheeses, but by buying a mix, you will get an assortment without needing to acquire several blocks of cheese.

Having stated that, in the event that you need to do have odds and finishes of cheese floating around within your fridge, now can be some time to make use of them! Waste not, want not, right?

Other great melting cheeses are Havarti, fontina, Swiss, Gouda, and provolone. For extra flavor (despite the fact that it doesn’t melt nicely) I’ve even additional crumble feta for the blend (or for adding a reliable Mexican vibe, use queso fresco).

It is cheese. As a cheese-obsessed person, there isn’t any likely incorrect in my book!

Far More Tips And Versions For Creating The Top Quesadillas

I utilized ‘extra lean’ ground beef. In the event you use anything at all in any other case, ensure that excess fat is drained from your cooked meat prior to placing about the tortillas. You really do not desire a greasy mess!

In the event the dimension of the tortillas are larger or smaller as opposed to the ones I utilized, the quantity you produce might range.

Observe individuals quesadillas in the pan! They burn rapidly. It is much better to get the heat on the reduced aspect so that you obtain a good golden brown color (without having burning) and still soften the cheese.

I prefer to preserve these beef and cheese quesadillas straightforward, however, you could incorporate sliced avocado, hot peppers (patted dry just before employing), corn or cilantro (or whatever you please).

Crack up the ground beef into crumbles. You really do not want massive items of beef. I really like to utilize a wood spoon or potato masher to actually break up.

Cautiously flip the quesadillas and so the filling doesn’t spill out. Use two spatulas (or one particular really big one particular, just like a fish spatula) to flip or minimize into items ahead of browning. It may well make items a bit more workable.

What To Provide Using These Ground Beef Quesadillas

  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Pico de gallo from Tasty At any time Following
  • Guacamole
  • Green salad, such as this chopped Mexican salad with pepitas from Cooking on the Weekends
  • Rice
  • Mexican street corn from Basil & Bubbly

Hope you really like these ground beef quesadillas just as much as we do! Stay tuned for more easy cheesy quesadillas recipes coming your way!

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