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Cheesy Beef Quesadillas


TOTAL TIME: 30 min
PREP TIME: 20 min
SERVINGS: 6

These cheesy beef quesadillas make a great easy weeknight dinner. They are crispy, extra flavorful, and made with only seven simple ingredients. 

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sliced stacked quesadillas on top of cutting board

Why This Recipe

  • All it takes is less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
  • Choose gluten-free tortillas and make them gluten-free.
  • Satisfying and works even with picky eaters.
  • Baked instead of fried, so no extra oil to make them.

Key Ingredients

ingredients to make quesadillas

  • Cheese. I used Kerrygold Dubliner cheese since it’s widely available and easy to find; any hard cheese would work.
  • Tortillas. I used Siete burrito-sized tortillas made with cassava and coconut flour.
  • Instead of chili powder, feel free to use taco seasoning mix.

How To Make

Step 1. Gather the ingredients. Start with tortillas. In a large skillet on medium-low heat, melt the ghee. Warm each side of the tortilla for about a minute. Once finished, fold. cooking pan with large tortilla inside

Step 2. Add ground beef, raise temperature to medium-high and fry till cooked and no longer red. Break large chunks with a wooden spoon, stir in ketchup, chili spice, salt. Mix well. cooking pan with fried ground beef

Step 3. Preheat the oven to 450 F degrees. Start making quesadillas. First, add cheese, top with beef mixture, add more cheese, gently fold. plate with large tortilla topped with stuffing

Step 4. Arrange all quesadillas on the baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven on the medium rack, fry for 10 minutes till golden and crispy. stuffed tortillas arranged inside the baking sheet

Step 5. Using a pizza cutter, slice in half. Serve with your favorite dip. sheet pan with baked quesadillas

Step 6. Enjoy while still warm. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, or salsa. sliced quesadillas on the cutting board with white dressing in the small dish

Tips For Success

  • This is really a fail-proof recipe. Quality ingredients will make it a tasty meal.
  • If using Siete tortillas, it’s important to prepare them by warming them first according to the package instructions. This will make them pliable; without this step, this recipe won’t work.
  • Optional. If desired for more flavor, add black beans, corn, onions.
  • For dipping, use guacamole, sour cream with herbs (as pictured), or salsa.

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sliced stacked quesadillas on top of cutting board

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

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These cheesy beef quesadillas make a great easy weeknight dinner. They are crispy, extra flavorful and made with only seven simple ingredients. 
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 338 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 tortillas large
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp ketchup , sugar-free

Instructions
 

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Start with tortillas. In a large skillet on medium-low heat, melt the ghee. Warm each side of the tortilla for about a minute. Once finished, fold.
  • Add ground beef, raise temperature to medium-high and fry till cooked and no longer red. Break large chunks with a wooden spoon, stir in ketchup, chili spice, salt. Mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 F degrees. Start making quesadillas. First add cheese, top with beef mixture, add more cheese, gently fold.
  • Arrange all quesadillas on the baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven on the medium rack, fry for 10 minutes till golden and crispy.
  • Using a pizza cutter to slice in half.
  • Enjoy while still warm. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

Notes

If using Siete tortillas, it’s important to prepare them by warming them first according to the package instructions. This will make them pliable; without this step, this recipe won’t work.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 16gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 626mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 191IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 3mg
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