The luxurious meal that tastes amazing. Your kids crave them and it’s amazingly easy to make. It’s also a fairly decent hangover food, but good on the dinner plate for family dinners.
It might be simple with a tortilla, beef, and cheese… but you can spice it up. Remember that Chimichurri Recipe that I shared not too long ago? Oh boy, just put a spoonful on your quesadilla and your taste buds are going crazy! Want to go another extra mile? Add in the Fresh Homemade Salsa. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be talking about your quesadilla for a long time and you’ll be wondering when the next meal is… just so you can make another.
I’m not going to keep you waiting any longer. The recipe is as follows:
Cook Time: 20 Min
Prep Time: 10 Min
Yield: 4 Quesadillas or 4 people
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 3 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1/4 Cup of Water
- 4 8″ or 10″ Flour Tortillas
- 1 Cup of Shredded Taco Cheese
- 1/2 Sliced Jalapeno
- 1/2 Cup of Shredded Lettuce (optional)
- 4 Tbsp Sour Cream (Optional)
- 4 Tbsp Chimichurri (Optional)
- 4 Tbsp Fresh Homemade Tomato Salsa (Optional)
Brown the beef in an Iron Skillet set to medium heat. Be sure to add in the taco seasoning. Once browned, turn skillet to low. Pour in water and cover with foil. Make sure beef is thoroughly cooked and remove foil to burn off excess water. Now, take another Skillet and also place on low to medium heat. Take a single tortilla and let it warm slightly. Flip tortilla. Take a quarter of the cheese (1/4 cup) and jalapenos and spread it evenly on the tortilla. Place a quarter of the beef on half of the tortilla. Now, take the side of the tortilla with no meat and fold it over so it looks like a taco. Lightly flatten with a spatula so the cheese can be in contact with the beef. When the one side has the cheese melted flip to the other side so the cheese can also melt. Be careful not to burn the quesadilla. Remove from pan. This will be quick process, about 3 minutes per quesadilla. Let quesadilla cool slightly. Now, repeat this process per every quesadilla (from letting the tortilla warm slightly). If you chose to add the remaining ingredients (lettuce, sour cream, chimichurri, and salsa), now is your time to do so. Lift off the top half of the tortilla and fill in with ingredients. Serve.
Just remember, if you chose to opt out of the ‘optional’ ingredients you will be missing out.
This is one of my top meals and I hope it becomes yours. Let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. I’d love to hear from you. Enjoy!