Ground Beef Quesadillas

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Ground Beef Quesadillas- taco-seasoned ground beef, corn, lots of gooey melted cheese, and a crispy, golden exterior make these easy quesadillas hard to beat. Pure Mexican comfort food!

Quesadillas with cheesy ground beef filling on a white plate

 

Quesadillas are easy to whip up, plus they’re one of the more economical meals you can make. They are equally good for lunch, dinner, or a snack.

How To Make These Ground Beef Quesadillas Spicy:

Use “Hot” taco seasoning. Serve with Cholulu Hot Sauce and sliced pickled jalapenos, plus spicy salsa.

What to Serve with These Quesadillas:

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas- overhead shot

 

Recipe Tips:

The ground beef filling can be made a day in advance. Just microwave it to bring it to room temperature before assembling your quesadillas.

I add a small can of yellow corn to the filling but you could add black beans instead of or in addition to the corn.

It doesn’t really matter what size flour tortillas you use.

Place the filling on the flour tortilla.

I like to use as much filling and cheese as I can get to fit.

Close-up of Ground Beef Quesadilla cut itno wedges

Quesadillas are one of my favorite things to make. Everyone loves them.

Try These Other Delicious Quesadilla Recipes:

Quesadillas with cheesy ground beef filling on a white plate

Ground Beef Quesadillas

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ground beef recipes
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 568kcal
Ground Beef Quesadillas- taco-seasoned ground beef, corn, lots of gooey melted cheese, and a crispy, golden exterior make these easy quesadillas hard to beat. Pure Mexican comfort food!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium sweet or yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (8-ounce) can yellow corn, drained
  • 6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • sour cream, guacamole, pickled jalapenos, Cholulu hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Add ground beef and onion to a nonstick skillet and cook over medium-high heat, crumbling the ground beef as it cooks.
  • When ground beef is no longer pink, add the taco seasoning , tomato paste and water. Cook and stir for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Stir in corn and remove from heat.
  • On half of each tortilla, sprinkle some cheese and arrange 1/6 of the filling on top. Sprinkle with a little more cheese.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Fold the quesadillas in half and cook them 2 at a time until they are golden on each side and the cheese is melted.
  • Cut into wedges and serve with toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 568kcal

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadilla close-up

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4 thoughts on “Ground Beef Quesadillas

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    1. Sheila,

      Wow….you really can’t be serious!? The recipe and picture are excellent. The food looks amazing. You can’t just spend a second Or two and scroll down a little? Instead, you spent more time writing that comment critiquing about a JUMP button?

    1. Martha

      That’s because the unsubscribe button is on the bottom left of the emails she sends and not on her website.

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