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Quesadillas with cheesy ground beef filling on a white plate
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Ground Beef Quesadillas

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!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword ground beef recipes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 568kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 568kcal