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Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

These gooey, hearty cheesy beef quesadillas are so easy to make in just 20 minutes with seasoned ground beef, tortillas, and lots of cheese!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 1112 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can tomato sauce with basil garlic, oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 8 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 4 ½ cups colby jack cheese shredded


  • In a large skillet over medium heat add ground beef. Cook until no longer pink. Drain grease and return beef to skillet.
  • Continue to cook beef until browned. Add garlic paste, onion powder, salt, tomato sauce, and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.
  • In a separate large skillet over medium-low heat add ½ tbsp of butter and allow to melt.
  • Place a tortilla in the skillet. Add cheese, beef mixture, then more cheese to the tortilla. Lay another tortilla on the top and spread butter over the tortilla.
  • Flip the quesadilla over and continue cooking until all of the cheese is melted.
  • Repeat steps for each quesadilla.


Calories: 1112kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 60gFat: 80gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 237mgSodium: 2022mgPotassium: 614mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1727IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 1113mgIron: 5mg