Ground Beef Quesadillas

Ground Beef Quesadillas

Ground Beef Quesadillas

One of the easiest ways to make a quesadilla is with taco meat. This quesadilla with filled with taco meat and cheese for a simple and easy recipe. You can make your own taco seasoning or if you want to make the recipe even easier and save time, just purchase a packet of taco seasoning from the grocery store. For the cheese we are using a Mexican cheese blend but you could use a variety of different cheeses such as Colby-jack or cheddar. Once these quesadillas are prepared you can top them with your favorite toppings like salsa, guacamole, lettuce, and tomato.

Ground Beef Quesadillas

Ground Beef Quesadillas

Ground Beef Quesadillas

Mexican quesadillas made with ground beef
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • ΒΌ cup water

Taco Seasoning-

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients for the taco seasoning. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook while breaking up into chunks with a spatula or spoon until browned. Drain any excess grease. Add the taco seasoning and water and simmer for 10 minutes or until the meat mixture is thick and has little liquid remaining.
  • Spray a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat it to medium-low heat. Place a tortilla into the pan. Top the tortillas with a layer of shredded cheese. On one half of the top of the tortilla place some of the cooked taco meat. Cook until the bottom is browned and the cheese has melted. With a spatula fold the half of the tortilla without the meat mixture over the half with the meat mixture and press down. Remove from the pan. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

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