Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas


Ground Beef Quesadillas are one of my favorite. They’re super fast, made with pantry and freezer staples, and always come in by kids and adults alike! I mean, all people love a melty, crispy, cheesy quesadilla? ..

A simple quesadilla is better if you like versatility. For any kind of vegetable, legume, or meat, can be a complement to the concoction of this crunchy tortilla and cheese. It’s ideal for lunch, dinner, and sure, even breakfast (just add eggs!). And it can be made in 30 minutes or much less.

Why are these Ground Beef Quesadillas always our choice? .. because in fact they are made with components that we almost usually have. The simple filling is made with ground beef, onions, and peppers with my favorite taco seasoning.

But of course, you can throw any vegetables you have in there. Frozen or canned corn, beans, as well as spinach and wilted kale all work well! the point is you can be satisfied with what you have.

They may be easy, but that doesn’t mean quesadillas can’t be fancied up for a fun Cinco de Mayo dinner. I love to make choices with amazing fillings and cheeses, chop them into slices, then serve them on a large plate to grab and taste on the dining table.


Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

  • Author: Maily's
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 small)
  • ½ Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons but
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped sweet bell pepper (about 1)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons taco seasoning (storebought or homemade)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and peppers and saute until starting to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain any excess oil off the pan.
  3. Transfer the beef to a plate or bowl, and wipe out the skillet. Line up your tortillas on a large work surface, or, if you’re short on space, just do them one at a time. Spread about 1/2 cup of cheese on each tortilla, covering the entire surface. Divide the ground beef evenly between the tortillas, spreading it on one half of each tortilla.
  4. Melt a pat of butter in the skillet and place the tortilla face up in the center. Cook on medium heat until well browned, then use a spatula to fold the cheese-only side over the beef side. Press down slightly to get the cheeses to melt together. Remove from the skillet and place on a wire rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

  • Category: Beef
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 634kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 625mg
  • Fat: 38g
  • Saturated Fat: 18g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 131mg

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