Taco Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are the grilled cheese of southwestern cuisine. And these Taco Quesadillas? They’re a spectacular, hearty option for any lover of Mexican food.

Melted cheese and crispy, buttery tortillas filled with taco filling are beyond delicious combinations.

Taco Quesadillas

Taco Quesadillas

Like grilled cheese sandwiches, I fill my quesadillas with whatever cheese I have on hand along with various meats and vegetables. You really can’t go wrong!

When making quesadillas I go the quick and easy route and layer tortilla, cheese, filling, more cheese, and top with a second tortilla.

If I am stuffing it with LOTS of filling I will sometimes just do it on half of the tortilla and fold it over for easy flipping and avoid losing any of the ingredients

That is the beauty of things like grilled cheeses or quesadillas. There really are no rules when it comes to melted cheese and crispy bread or tortillas sauteed in butter. It is so good any way you make it.

Taco Quesadillas with Bell Peppers

Taco Beef with Bell Peppers and Onions

This bell pepper-filled Taco Beef has become a staple in our home. When we make it I always make a large batch as it has so many uses.

Believe it or not, I do try to aim for leftovers when making taco beef. Actually having leftovers with a house full of boys who all eat like grown men is no small feat, which is why the key word is “try”.

This recipe also makes a great base for stuffed pepper soup. Add a can or two of diced tomatoes, some broth or stock, and rice for a hearty soup. I am a big fan of having a few core recipes in my pocket that I can make and turn into multiple meals.

Quesadillas with Taco Beef and Bell Peppers

Taco Quesadilla Recipe

  1. Preheat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly butter one side of each tortilla with about ½ a teaspoon of butter.
  2. Place the tortilla buttered side down in the hot pan. Sprinkle about half of the cheese, layer taco beef over the cheese, and top with the remaining cheese, and the second tortilla.
  3. When the cheese has begun to melt and the bottom tortilla is browning slightly, flip the quesadilla over to cook the other side. Continue to cook until the cheese has melted and both tortillas are crisp around the edges.
  4. Using a spatula, transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board and cut it into wedges while it is hot. Serve warm.
Taco Beef Quesadilla with Bell Peppers and Onions

Bell peppers are a sweet and flavorful addition to many dishes. There are so many great ways to cook bell peppers! Once you’ve mastered grilling, you may want to try roasting or sauteeing.

Taco Quesadillas with Bell Peppers

Taco Quesadillas

Quesadillas are the grilled cheese of southwestern cuisine. Taco Quesadillas are one of the easiest, yummiest meals to make.
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 2 8-9" flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • cup shredded cheese cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepper jack
  • cup Taco Beef with Bell Peppers and Onions

Instructions

  • Preheat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Lightly butter one side of each tortilla with about ½ a teaspoon of butter.
  • Place the tortilla buttered side down in the hot pan. Sprinkle about half of the cheese, layer taco beef over the cheese, and top with the remaining cheese, and the second tortilla.
  • When the cheese has begun to melt and the bottom tortilla is browning slightly, flip the quesadilla over to cook the other side. Continue to cook until the cheese has melted and both tortillas are crisp around the edges.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board and cut it into wedges while it is hot. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 586kcal · Carbohydrates: 31g · Protein: 31g · Fat: 37g · Saturated Fat: 18g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Monounsaturated Fat: 12g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 110mg · Sodium: 980mg · Potassium: 285mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 630IU · Calcium: 476mg · Iron: 4mg
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Quesadillas with Taco Beef and Bell Peppers

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