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Ground Beef Quesadillas

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beef and Cheese Quesadillas, Ground Beef Recipes, Quesadillas, Quesadillas Recipes
Servings: 8


  • 1 ½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 10 oz can Rotel®, drained (I used about ½ of can)
  • 2 tbsp diced jalapenos
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 flour tortillas, burrito size (about 8 inch)
  • 2 tbsp butter, divided
  • Optional: sour cream, green onions, cilantro, avocado


  • In a large frying pan or skillet, cook ground beef with onions over medium heat until there is no pink and onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute or two.
  • Drain grease, return to pan.
  • Add cumin, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and jalapenos, half a can of Rotel® and black beans into meat mixture, stir.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat until heated through.
  • Using a large frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat.
  • Place one tortilla in pan, add Monterey Jack cheese, then 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture, followed by cheddar cheese on one half of tortilla.
  • Fold in half and cook over medium heat until browned, then flip and brown the other side. Repeat with the remaining ingredients until all quesadillas are cooked.
  • Cut each quesadilla in half or thirds, garnish with sour cream, sliced green onions, cilantro and avocado slices, optional.