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Ground Beef Quesadilla

This simple ground beef quesadilla I made with taco-seasoned beef, shredded cheddar, and your favorite toppings for a yummy dinner idea.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Fat 49
Carbs 50
Protein 49
Yield 2


  • ½ lb. ground beef we used 85/15
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 XL flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Optional Toppings

  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream


  • Prepare the ground beef. Add the ground beef to a large skillet and heat over medium/high heat for 2-3 minutes. Break the ground beef up into small pieces.
    ground meat
  • Add the taco seasoning, tomato paste, water, and black beans to the ground beef and toss all the ingredients together. Cook everything together until the beef is cooked and the tomato paste and water turn saucey (about 4-6 minutes).
    ground meat
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
    ground meat
  • Place an XL quesadilla on a cutting board and use a pizza cutter or knife to make one cut from the outside of the tortilla to the center. Flip the tortilla so the cut is on the bottom of the tortilla, facing you. You will be creating 4 quadrants in your tortilla.
  • Slather 1 tablespoon of sour cream over the surface of one tortilla. Then, you are going to alternate ground beef and cheese in the 4 quadrants.
  • Place ¼ cup ground beef in 1 quadrant, then ¼ cup cheese, then another ¼ cup ground beef, and then finally, ¼ cup more of cheese.
  • To fold the quesadilla, fold the first quadrant in the bottom right up by folding the ingredients on to each other. Then, fold over, and down creating a triangle shaped quesadilla.
    folding quesadilla
  • Repeat steps 4-7 with the other tortilla. Set the quesadillas aside.
  • Heat a small grill skillet over medium/high heat and drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in the pan.
  • Place one quesadilla in the grill pan and place a heavy pan on top of the quesadilla. Cook the quesadilla for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and the cheese is melted.
    frying quesadilla
  • Cook the other quesadilla and then top each quesadilla with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Tips & Notes

  • This recipe is written for XL flour tortillas, if you use large tortillas instead you will most likely end up with 3-4 quesadillas.
  • Feel free to add more ingredients to the inside of the quesadilla, go for it!
  • You don’t need a grill pan skillet, you can use a regular skillet. We just love the grill marks the grill pan gives the quesadilla.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 837kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 49g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g