Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

If you’re looking for some tasty comfort food, then these Cheesy Beef Quesadillas are exactly what you’re looking for!

The melted gooey cheese, mixed with the spicy ground beef is packed full of flavours. This literally melts in your mouth. Don’t get me wrong, there’s quite a few calories in these bad boys. It didn’t help that I decided to use 20% fat beef mince. I had some left over from when I made a dirty Bacon Double Cheeseburger earlier on in the week. Try not to use this as it will make your Qusadillas soggy.

If you’ve been following the blog recently, you’re probably starting to paint a picture of what we all eat. Mine’s more comfort food, lots of Mexican and Spanish flavours, as you’d expect from someone called Pedro! We’ve had Beef Taco’s, Easy Paella, and now Quesadillas all in the same week.

This is quite an easy recipe to make, and doesn’t require much prep or cooking time. However, the taste is unreal. Don’t worry if you haven’t got all of the ingredients. You can always substitute or miss out a few, as long as you’ve got the beef mince, cheese and tortillas! Not all quesadillas recipes have red onion in. I had one going spare and it worked lovely with the minced beef! Gave it that little bit of extra colour and texture too.

I love Mexican food……

Mexican food is so tasty – don’t be fooled into buying the pre-made kits. These have expiry dates of over 6 months. If you bought fresh tortilla wraps from the bakery section of a supermarket, they’re not going to last 6 months are they? This is because of all of the additives, preservatives etc in the pre boxed ones. Given they are less than a quid to buy fresh, then I don’t see the point in buying then kit. If you can’t be arsed to mix a few spices into a bowl, then I think you’re probably looking at the wrong page!

I love anything in a wrap. The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t really need all of the ingredients. You can always chop and change a few things. In terms of the cheese, it’s important to get something that melts well. Like a cheddar, monteray jack, mozzarella etc.

Ingredients to make Cheesy Beef Quesadillas
Minced beef and onions in the pan
Beef mince mix on wrap with cheese
Tortilla wraps in the pan
Cheesy Beef Quesadillas Recipe

To create these Mexican badboy quesadillas:

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

If you’re looking for some tasty comfort food, then these Cheesy Beef Quesadillas are exactly what you’re looking for!

The melted gooey cheese, mixed with the spicy ground beef is packed full of flavours. This literally melts in your mouth. 

Ingredients

  • 200g Beef mince
  • 2 Tortilla wraps
  • Good handful of grated cheddar or mozzarella
  • 1 Onion finely chopped (red or brown is fine)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Beef stock cube
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • Coconut oil (to oil pan)
  • 1 tsp Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a deep frying pan, add the minced beef and chopped onion until browned. Drain excess fat (especially if you’re using 20% fat mince like I did)
  2. Add the spices and seasoning and stir for 10 mins on a low-medium heat
  3. Then add the tomato paste and beef stock cube and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add chopped parsley to beef mince mix
  5. Spread beef mince onto two tortillas, and cover with grated cheese. Fold in half as per picture
  6. Add to the pan (once cleaned). Toast lightly for a few minutes each side, until crisp. Be careful not to burn
  7. Cut into halves, and serve stacked as per pics!

Notes

Any seasonings such as cayenne pepper, paprika, cajun, chipotle etc can be used. Just think of smoky flavours, and Mexican spices but don’t add too many! Sous Chef is a great website to get your spices from. They even have a Mexican and Spanish section with all different types of paprika, chipotle flakeschilli powders. Some stuff I didn’t even know existed until a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to place and order with them in the next few weeks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 770Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 1542mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 46g

Any seasonings such as cayenne pepper, paprika, cajun, chipotle etc can be used. Just think of smoky flavours, and Mexican spices but don’t add too many! Sous Chef is a great website to get your spices from. They even have a Mexican and Spanish section with all different types of paprika, chipotle flakes, chilli powders. Some stuff I didn’t even know existed until a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to place and order with them in the next few weeks.

A few steps to Cheesy Beef Quesadilla, taste sensation:

  1. Heat the coconut oil in a deep frying pan, add the minced beef and chopped onion until browned. Drain excess fat (especially if you’re using 20% fat mince like I did)
  2. Add the spices and seasoning and stir for 10 mins on a low-medium heat
  3. Then add the tomato paste and beef stock cube and stir for a few minutes.
  4. Add chopped parsley to beef mince mix
  5. Spread beef mince onto two tortillas, and cover with grated cheese. Fold in half as per picture
  6. Add to the pan (once cleaned). Toast lightly for a few minutes each side, until crisp. Be careful not to burn
  7. Cut into halves, and serve stacked as per pics!

ENJOY!

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