Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Wisconsin Beef Council
Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 11:35 AM CDT
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The Wisconsin Beef Council features a recipe for an easy weeknight meal idea.


1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)

1 jar (16 ounces) prepared salsa with black beans and corn

1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 large flour tortillas (10-inch diameter)

Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings, as necessary.

Reserve 1/2 cup salsa. Add remaining salsa, cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro to beef; mix well. Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture onto half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half to close. Place on baking sheet.

Cook’s Tip: Prepared thick-and-chunky salsa may be substituted for the black bean and corn salsa.

Bake in 350°F oven 10 to 11 minutes or until filling is heated through and edges of tortillas are lightly browned and crisp. Garnish with cilantro, as desired; serve with reserved salsa.

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