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Mexican Quesadilla

Mexican Quesadilla

You may have noticed I’ve been on a quesadilla kick lately.  

I can’t help it.  They are so easy to create and absolutely delicious.   

Quesadillas are perfect for lunch or dinner.  Perfect for at home or on the go.  And dare I say it, a tasty party appetizer too.  

These Mexican Quesadilla’s are what I consider to be gourmet quesadillas.  They aren’t just two tortillas with cheese in the middle; but a delicious seasoned Mexican beef with cheese and onions that can be dipped into all things yummy.

My favorite toppings include sour cream, salsa and avocados.

I’m a sucker for all things Mexican it seems, so I naturally think of turning just about everything into something Mexican.  Just take these Mexican stuffed shells or this Mexican sour cream rice.

I especially love quesadillas on busy weeknights.  I can feed them to the kids early before gymnastics (which just happen to be at 5:15 pm) or even let the kids eat them in the car. 

If you love quesadillas and are up for trying a new twist on them, in addition to this recipe for Mexican Quesadillas, I highly recommend trying our Pear & Brie Quesadilla or our Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadilla.  Both are quite tasty and a nice change from the classic!

Mexican Quesadilla

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Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla
Mexican Quesadilla

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 quesadillas


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 4 Tablespoons of taco seasoning or 1/2 a packet
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 {10 ounce} can Ro*tel mild tomatoes
  • 4 cup shredded cheese
  • Flour tortillas


  1. In a large skillet, add ground beef, onion, taco seasoning, onion and Ro*tel. Cook on medium heat until meat is cooked through, onions are translucent and most of the moisture is cooked off. {We don't want soggy quesadillas!}
  2. While meat is cooking, butter one side of two tortillas.
  3. Place 1 tortilla in a large skillet or griddle butter side down. Layer with cheese then ground beef mixture then more cheese. Don't be shy with the cheese! Place second buttered tortilla on top of cheese butter side UP.
  4. Cook quesadillas for approximately 4 minutes on each side over medium heat. You don't want to cook too fast or the cheese wont melt. And you don't want to cook too slow or the cheese will never melt! Medium heat should do it.
  5. Once tortilla turns a golden color on the bottom, flip it and cook additional 3 - 4 minutes on other side. If you aren't sure how to flip it because it's so big, place a plate face down onto your quesadilla. Then using a spatula scoop up the quesadilla onto the plate then flip plate over so it's in the correct position and slide quesadilla off. This will ensure no spillage of yummy insides!
  6. Once done, use a knife or pizza cutter to cut into 6 pieces.


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