Beef Quesadillas Recipe


I always enjoy a good Mexican recipe and these beef quesadillas made a simple and delicious dinner.   I actually prefer using ground beef in quesadillas because it is a little easier than using chicken or steak. These quesadillas use a burrito-style filling which consists of taco seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and green chilies.  You can use whatever type of cheese you like but I prefer Mexican cheese blend. These quesadillas go great served with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. If you are looking for a dinner that is very easy to prepare, this is the one!  Enjoy.


(Makes 4 Servings)

Yield: 4 servings

Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • 1 (4 ounces) can be chopped green chilies (drained)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 (8 inches) flour tortillas
  • Butter (for spreading)
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese blend
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Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease. Stir in dried beans, green chilies, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Heat another skillet to medium-low heat. Brush one side of a tortilla with butter, place butter side down into the pan. Evenly sprinkle cheese over the top of the entire tortilla. On one half on top of the tortilla, add some of the meat mixtures. Cook until the bottom has 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 remaining tortillas.
  3. Cut into wedges and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 611Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 788mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 47g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

16 thoughts on “Beef Quesadillas Recipe”

  1. I’m not a big fan of quesadillas, BUT these look so delicious I might change my mind!!!! I can’t wait to get all the ingedients and make these bad boys!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!!!!!

  2. I’m not a big fan of quesadillas, BUT these look so delicious I might change my mind!!!! I can’t wait to get all the ingredients and make these bad boys!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!!!!!!

  3. These sound wonderful and something I know everyone in my family would enjoy! Wonderful recipe for something nice and comforting!

  4. You know what? I think I’d prefer ground taco beef filling inside my quesadilla over strips of meat, too. Great idea, thanks.

  5. Been cooking blog chef recipes for awhile. They’re all good, but this is one of the better ones. Interesting mix. Great taste.

  6. I just made these for dinner & they were really , thanks for the recipe !! People who never tried it , you should!! Its really good.

  7. I needed a quick recipe tonight, and an easy one.
    These were GREAT!!!!!!
    (I didn’t have the chopped green chilies, so I put the entire can of refried beans in.)
    My boyfriend was very happy! I can’t believe how easy and fast it was.
    Thank you!

  8. Do you think taco seasoning might could be used and get the same taste or close to it? I have a pkg of taco seasoning but not the other spices you mentioned.

    Thanks so much!

  9. I found these on Pinterest, made them and they were great. My husband doesn’t really like ground beef recipes, but he did love these.
    Thanks

  10. I was looking for something quick and kid friendly. These were devoured at the dinner table and the family was begging for more. Thanks!

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