Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

Recipe by Maria Vergara
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  • 8 10-inch flour tortillas

  • 1 tablespoon Butter

  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/3 cup chopped onion

  • About 4 cups grated cheese

  • Butter


  • In a large skillet, add butter, heat until melt. Add chopped onion and cook until transparent and golden brown. Add ground beef and salt and cook until meat is no longer pink. Discard any grease.
  • Add tomato sauce and red pepper flakes. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In another large skillet over medium heat, melt some butter (about 1 tablespoon) and place a tortilla. Sprinkle with about 1/2 cup (or enough to cover tortilla) grated cheese, and then some meat mixture (about 3/4 cup). Top with another tortilla and spread butter all over top of tortilla. Cook until golden brown, flip and cook other side until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas, adding more butter to the pan as needed.
  • Remove from pan and slice into triangles.
  • Top with sour cream, fresh cilantro and guacamole, if desired.
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