Ground Beef Quesadillas

Ground Beef Quesadillas are easy for families on-the-go They’re super fast, can be made with pantry and freezer staples, and are always a hit with the kids (and the adults, too!). I mean, who doesn’t love a melty, crispy, cheesy quesadilla?

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Total Servings: 6 half quesadillas


  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (about 1 small) 
  • 1 cup chopped sweet bell pepper (about 1) 
  • 1 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning (storebought or homemade) 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 6 large flour tortillas 
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese 
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and peppers and saute until starting to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain any excess oil off the pan. 
  3. Transfer the beef to a plate or bowl, and wipe out the skillet. Line up your tortillas on a large work surface, or, if you're short on space, just do them one at a time. Spread about 1/2 cup of cheese on each tortilla, covering the entire surface. Divide the ground beef evenly between the tortillas, spreading it on one half of each tortilla. 
  4. Melt a pat of butter in the skillet and place the tortilla face up in the center. Cook on medium heat until well browned, then use a spatula to fold the cheese-only side over the beef side. Press down slightly to get the cheeses to melt together. Remove from the skillet and place on a wire rack in a 200 degree oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.