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Ground Beef Quesadilla with Cheese

 ground beef quesadilla served with salad

In my effort to add Mexican dishes to my blog, I am presenting my take on Ground Beef Quesadilla with Cheese. I have to say that Mexican cuisine is now taking the third place on my favorite food list, after Indian and Chinese cuisine.

 ground beef quesadilla slices

I like dishes that are spicy and have a great blend of spices and that’s why Indian cuisine rank the top on my list.

Ground Beef Quesadilla with Cheese is a dish everyone should try, yes, it tastes good, but it tastes even better with salad, so in my head I want to think that eating more Ground Beef Quesadilla is a reason for having more salad πŸ™‚

Ground Beef Quesadilla

Another reason why Ground Beef Quesadilla is a convenient dish is because, you can have it the next day and it will taste the same after warming it up, not only that, but it will not make a mess if you pack it in your lunchbox.

Ground Beef Quesadilla on a plate

To make this delicious Ground Beef Quesadilla, you first need to make few Homemade Tortillas, and I can’t stress more on the fact that homemade tortillas are far much better than store bought. My recipe for Homemade Tortilla.

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As for my recipe, here you go!

ground beef quesadilla

Ground Beef Quesadilla with Cheese

Ground Beef Quesadilla with Cheese, is a delicious Mexican delight. Crispy tortillas filled with melted cheese and juicy spiced beef.
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Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Muna Kenny


  • Β½ lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ΒΌ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • ΒΌ cup chopped bell pepper
  • Β½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 onion cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Β½ teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Β½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Β½ cup sliced black olives
  • 4 to rtillas


  • In a hot pan, add the beef and cook until it releases all the water. Add the onion and keep stirring until the onion is translucent.
  • Add olive oil and rest of ingredients (except both cheeses and olives) and mix well. Cover and let it cook on medium low heat until the beef is cooked.
  • Stir every few minutes to avoid burning the beef. If you find the mixture too dry, add around half cup boiling water and let it cook until the water evaporates.
  • Place few spoons from the cheddar cheese and mozzarella on the tortilla add the beef on top, and then add few olives. Add more cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top, and then add the second tortilla.
  • Place on hot griddle or pan. Cook until the cheese melts and the bottom tortilla is lightly crisp. Flip and cook for almost two minutes.
  • Serve hot with salad.
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  1. What a great idea! It’s almost like a hamburger inside of a quesadilla…and I love me a good hamburger! I have no idea why I’ve never put ground beef in a quesadilla before. You’re making me hungry now, Muna…

    • munatycooking

      To me it tastes better than burger πŸ™‚ .. I’m glad that I made you hungry, now you know how I feel when I visit your blog and see mouth watering clicks of your food!

  2. Such a quick easy and delicious looking dinner. Just what everyone seems to be looking for!

  3. I just had some quesadilla for dinner yesterday. I love it. This ground beef quesadilla of yours looks out of this world. I’d like to just take a bite of it right now. :p

  4. I wish my hubby ate cheese…these quesadillas look really delicious, Muna.

  5. This quesadilla looks delish! I love all those great spices and flavors you add to them!

  6. These look lovely. I like the fact you can put them in your lunchbox

  7. I love anything with cheese…and beef! Wow! This quesadilla looks really yummy!

    • munatycooking

      Thanks Nagi, it tasted really good, I will add more cheese for hubby next time though πŸ™‚

  8. I make the cheese ones all the time. Never thought to add hamburger. Next time we will be kicking it up anotch with this recipe.

    • munatycooking

      Hey Lisa, I’m sure you’ll love this version, it’s delicious and tastes like a cheesy beef burger πŸ™‚

  9. This recipe sounds great , I’m always looking for quick and easy recipes to make and this fits the bill. I can make the beef on this weekend!

    • munatycooking

      Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for stopping over! I hope you like my recipe πŸ™‚

  10. Love that you used homemade tortillas! Yum city!!

  11. You make all the food that I really, really love. This is an amazing idea, and clicks are mouthwatering. YUM!!!

  12. Henry Hunt III

    I made this the other day and it was fantastic!

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