Street-Market Fried Quesadillas


A delightful combination of flavors like red pepper, corn, and chipotle mixed with roast beef hash make a perfect filling for these street-market style quesadillas, bringing our palates to the traditional food from the streets of Mexico. Crispy and delicious!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 quesadillas


  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 1 serrano chile pepper, seeded and diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can HORMEL® Mary Kitchen® Roast Beef Hash

  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce, minced, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 8 corn tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup salsa

  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. Cook and stir onions and red bell pepper until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Add corn and serrano pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add HORMEL® MARY KITCHEN® Roast Beef Hash and chipotle pepper. Cook until the hash is heated and well mixed with the rest of the ingredients, about 2 or 3 minutes.

  3. Heat tortillas in a skillet, turning once, until they are soft and can be folded without breaking.

  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat.

  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of the hash filling and 1 1/2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese on each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half. Fry in vegetable oil until quesadillas are golden and crispy, about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

  6. Mix cilantro and onions together in a small bowl.

  7. Serve the quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, onions, and cilantro. Enjoy!

Cook's Note:

You can fry up to 4 quesadillas at the same time in a large pan.

For a lighter version lightly coat the skillet with cooking spray to cook the quesadillas.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
25g Fat
46g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 1067mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 323mg 25%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 454mg 10%

* 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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