Cheeseburger Quesadilla


This cheeseburger quesadilla was inspired by one of my favorite burritos from Burrito-Ville, a local joint down by Southeast Missouri State University. Burrito-Ville specializes in some of the oddest burritos I've ever tasted. From the BBQ chicken burrito to the Buffalo burrito, I've had them all — but they've got only one type of quesadilla. So I decided to take one of my favorite burritos from there, the cheeseburger burrito, and apply it to quesadilla form. Served with a side of fries and a Coke, I call this my most recent culinary triumph. Serve with extra ketchup, mustard, and relish.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • ½ small yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • cooking spray

  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Colby cheese

  • 4 teaspoons ketchup, or to taste

  • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard, or to taste

  • 4 teaspoons sweet relish, or to taste


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in melted butter until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder; cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain liquid from beef, and let sit for 2 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a griddle or flat pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

  3. Place 1 tortilla on the hot griddle, top with some of the Colby cheese, 1/4 of the beef mixture, 1 teaspoon ketchup, 1 teaspoon mustard, and 1 teaspoon relish. Top with more Colby cheese and 1 tortilla. Flatten the quesadilla with your hand.

  4. Flip quesadilla with a spatula and cook until browned and cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes more. Cut quesadilla into 4 pieces. Repeat with remaining tortillas, ground beef, cheese, ketchup, mustard, and relish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1054 Calories
62g Fat
62g Carbs
60g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1054
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 196mg 65%
Sodium 1728mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 456mg 35%
Iron 8mg 45%
Potassium 755mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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