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cheesy beef quesadillas

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Love Keil
Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas – This cheesy and savory quesadilla recipe is made with ground beef, black beans, melted cheese & jalapeños.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Coarse
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 591 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or finely chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
  • 1 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chili I use Rotel Original or use 14 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz black beans
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt & pepper to taste or use 1 teaspoon sea salt + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • Cilantro


  • Using a skillet over medium high heat, preheat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Next add onion and saute 2-3 minutes or until onion is softened, stirring few times. Then add garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring few times.
    How to saute onions
  • After add ground beef with chopped jalapeno and saute for 5 minutes, or until meat is cooked thru, crumbling the meat with a wooden spoon.
    How to make beef quesadillas
  • Now, add tomatoes, black beans, and spices. Stir and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Place cheese on the tortilla and add meat fixture and cilantro. Fold tortilla over and cook in the preheated skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook until golden brown color on both sides about 1-2 minutes on both sides.
    Assembling the quesadillas
  • Cut into 3 pieces and serve with homemade salsa.
    Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas



  • Use extra lean ground beef. This will cut down on the grease and help the quesadilla be less messy.
  • Use vegetable chopper when chopping onion and jalapeno.
  • Make as many quesadillas as you can eat (this recipe makes about 4-6 quesadillas), if having leftovers store, meat mixture in the airtight container, inside the fridge. It is yummier to reheat meat mixture and make fresh quesadillas than to reheat already made quesadillas from the night before. 
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Calories: 591kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 29gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 461mgPotassium: 474mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 780IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 246mgIron: 4mg
Keyword beef, quesadilla
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