This Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe is easy and a family favorite!
Cheeseburger + Quesadilla= This Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe!
I love coming up with easy dinner recipes that don’t require an extra trip to the grocery store. There are a lot of dinner dishes you can make using unused ingredients in your cupboards and refrigerator. That is what I am here for. I am here to give you easy dishes that you can make that are affordable and easy. This Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe consistently gets made and ranked as one of my top posts on my blog.
To put it simply…
You’ve got to make this Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe.
Let me tell you the story how I discovered the idea for this Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe. Last week I couldn’t find anything to eat and everything I had in the freezer required major cooking time and preparation that I just didn’t feel like dealing with. So I found a pound of ground beef and decided, at the very least, I would make a burger or something. After a while, I decided not to do that because the idea of making another burger just seemed boring to me. So, I looked around the refrigerator and my shelves to see what else I had to take this organic pound of ground beef into something “magically delicious”. I came across some shredded cheese, a bag of tortilla soft taco shells I haven’t used, and some veggies. Then, like a bolt of lighting, I thought it would be quick and easy to make quesadillas as a cheeseburger.
The first time I made this Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe I thought they were great but they were missing something. I added some extra seasonings, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce so these easy quesadillas would have more flavor and wouldn’t be as dry. You know what? It worked! They were fan-tab-ulous! The great thing about these Cheeseburger Quesadillas is you can add whatever you want on them. You can add pickle, tomato, or even make a “Black and Blue” Cheeseburger Quesadillas (I have to remember that)! You can make them your own! I think I am going to add this quesadilla recipe to the tailgating menu. I can see the men in my family loving these.
During the beginning stages of my marriage, it was difficult trying to find dishes to make throughout the week. You see, when I was single I made whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and however I wanted. It was pure joy. Not having to consider someone else’s taste buds is such a luxury that I seriously took for granted. That is what makes recipes like this Cheeseburger Quesadillas so amazing. How could anyone not like a simple dish like this Cheeseburger Quesadillas recipe?! You’ll see what I mean once you make these quesadillas.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- ¼ c. ketchup
- ¼ c. real bacon bits, or chopped bacon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 large soft flour tortillas
- vegetable oil for brushing
- red crushed pepper flakes for sprinkling
- In a large skillet on medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and allow them to cook for about 5-7 minutes until they become translucent. Add the beef and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook the beef and onions together for about 10 minutes until the beef is thoroughly cooked.
- Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees: Once the beef is cooked add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, bacon bits, salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder and stir until all is incorporated and allow to simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes.
- On a large baking sheet, place the tortillas on top.
- Take half of the burger mixture and spread it evenly on one half of the tortilla shells.
- Sprinkle about 1 cup of the cheese, and flip the other half on top of the burger mixture.
- Brush the top with vegetable or canola oil and sprinkle with red crushed pepper flakes.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until the tortilla shell becomes nice and crisp and the cheese is bubbly. Let sit for about 5 minutes to let cool down and use a real sharp knife or pizza cutter and cut into triangles. You should get 4 large pieces out of both of them.