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Beef and Cheese Quesadilla recipe

January 15, 2020 6 Comments

This beef and cheese quesadilla recipe is so easy to make at home. Serve it as an appetizer or main course.

From the recipe collection of Al Dente Diva

I just love making beef and cheese quesadillas. Actually I love making any kind of quesadilla. I always try to have tortillas in my fridge so I can put one together in a pinch. They’re so versatile that pretty much anything can go in them.

This time when my quesadilla craving hit I knew just what I was going to make. I had some ground beef in the fridge and a taco seasoning packet in my pantry.

This was a no brainer. Beef and cheese quesadillas it was going to be!

Quick and Easy

Making beef and cheese quesadillas at home is fast and easy. The most difficult part is waiting for the beef to brown. Once that party is done it’s smooth sailing.

It just needs to me added in between two tortillas with cheese and get toasted up. That takes only a few minutes on each side.

So now that we’re all in the mood for a beef and cheese quesadilla, let’s go over how to make one.

The Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Velveeta Cheese
  • Tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Onion
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream (optional)

How To Do It:

First, add ground beef to a large skillet.

Once the beef is browned, add some chopped onion. By the way I love my pink gloves!

Continue cooking the beef as directed on the back of the taco seasoning packet.

When that is done add some salsa to the ground beef.

Now add some cubed Velveeta cheese.

Cook over low heat until the cheese is melted into the beef.

Now spray a large skillet with cooking spray.

I was making two so just ignore that.

Next add shredded cheese.

Now add the beef mixture to the top of the cheese.

Spread it evenly all over the quesadilla.

Now add a little more shredded cheese to the top of the beef..

Lay the top over to close and lightly spray with cooking spray.

Toast over medium low heat on both sides.

Place the quesadilla on a cutting board and let it cool for a little.

After letting the quesadilla cool slightly cut it into four pieces. I find that using a pizza cutter works best if you have one.

Finally finished! Your beef and cheese quesadilla is ready for the eating.

Serving Suggestions:

Im a huge condiment person. Anything that I can dip something into I’m all about. Here are a few suggestions for beef quesadilla sauces and some toppings too!

  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Olives
  • Jalapeños
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Copy Cat Chick-fil-A sauce would be awesome with this, too.

I love cutting my quesadillas with a pizza cutter like this one, Click the image to see the price on Amazon.

I like my beef and cheese quesadillas with sour cream

This is a great appetizer but can easily be served as a main course, too. The choice is yours. I hope you enjoy this recipe beef and cheese quesadilla recipe..

💜Al Dente Diva

Beef and Cheese Quesadilla

A quick version of beef and cheese quesadillas
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: beefquesedilla, quesedilla
Author: Al Dente Diva


  • laege frying pan


  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 8 Oz Velveeta, cubed
  • 2 Tbs Salsa
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Mexican Cheese blend
  • 2 Large Flour Tortillas
  • Cooking spray


  • Cook the ground beef according to the directions on the Taco Seasoning packt
  • Add the onion and salsa
  • Add cubed velveeta and stir over medium low heat until the cheese is melted
  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray
  • Add half of the shredded cheese
  • Add the beef mixture
  • Top with the rest of the shredded cheese
  • Add a tortilla to the top and spray with cooking spray
  • Toast the quesedilla over medium high heat until its browned on both sides
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly
  • Cut into triangles and enjoy!



Add your favorite sauces or toppings to this beef and cheese quesedilla!

Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • KnRsDad January 18, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    I was hoping you would have cooked everything, thrown a tortilla shell over it, flip it, throw another tortilla shell down and then brown, cut and serve.
    That’s how I shall do it for tomorrow’s football games!

  • Renea June 5, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing. I really don’t like onions but I am going to try it without the onion tonight. I hope it still taste really good.

    • Al Dente Diva June 5, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Hi!! Hope you like it feel free to omit it. I’d you don’t like the texture you can always put them in a food processor

  • Renea June 8, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    Hi! It’s not really the texture they just taste a little too hot for me.

  • Tammy February 24, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    I made them tonight and loved them will make again!! Thanks so quick and easy

    • Al Dente Diva February 25, 2022 at 12:45 am

      Hi Tammy,
      Thank you so much for letting me know and trying the recipe! I really appreciate it .

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