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Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe (Air Fryer and Skillet Versions)

All the same burger flavors you love are now sandwiched between two layers of crisp tortillas for a yummy Cheeseburger Quesadilla without getting your hands messy making patties.

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

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Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

My family loves all Mexican food. So I was trying to come up with something a little different. The Cheeseburger Quesadilla recipe is easy and you don’t need to get your hands messy making patties.

All the same burger flavors you love are now sandwiched between two layers of crisp tortillas for a yummy Cheeseburger Quesadilla. Plus, these can also be made in the Air Fryer.

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

Cheeseburger Ingredients

For the meat mixture:

  • Ground turkey or ground beef
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Worcestershire sauce

For the sauce:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded cheese (I used cheddar, Monterey jack, mozzarella)
  • 10 inch tortillas
  • *For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

 


 

How to Make a Cheeseburger Quesadilla in a Skillet

On medium high heat, add ground meat mixture to a pan and cook for 7 minutes, stirring often. After 7 minutes, drain meat mixture and return meat to pan.

Add in salt, pepper, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. Continue cooking about 3-5 minutes until meat is cooked through. Once cooked, remove pan from heat.

In a small bowl, add in ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Mix well. Add sauce to pan of meat, gently mix sauce together with meat to coat well.

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

Take one tortilla, add about 2 tablespoons of cheese, making sure to spread so it layers evenly. Then layer with 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture.

Make sure it’s as even as you can get it. Add another layer of cheese. Cover with another tortilla.

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

On a non-stick pan over medium heat, gently place your tortilla, cover pan and allow to grill for 2-3 minutes, gently flip and cook the other side.

Repeat 3 and 4 until quesadillas are finished.

How to Make Air Fryer Quesadillas 

Follow steps 1 through 3.

Preheat Air Fryer on 370 for about 3 minutes.

Place parchment paper on bottom.

Take one tortilla and place inside air fryer basket. Add about 2 tablespoons of cheese, making sure to spread so it layers evenly. Then layer with 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture.

Make sure it’s as even as you can get it. Add another layer of cheese. Cover with another tortilla.

Spray lightly with vegetable oil.

Set air fryer or ninja foodi timer for 4 minutes. If you don’t like it real crispy, then set it for less or watch it closely.

Flip over carefully with spatula.

Spray lightly with vegetable oil and place rack on top of shell to hold it in place. (this is so it doesn’t fly up into the air fryer fan!)

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

Set timer for another 3-4 minutes.

If it’s not crispy enough for you, leave in for a couple of extra minutes.

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**  TIPS: You want to only have to cook it enough for the cheese to melt and ingredients to combine. If the tortillas are browning too fast, lower heat to low.

Once the quesadilla is finished, cut it into four triangles (like a pizza). These are awesome to throw into a Ziploc bag for lunch the next day, or possibly freezer cook. **

Yield: 5

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

cheeseburger quesadilla

All the same burger flavors you love are now sandwiched between two layers of crisp tortillas for a yummy Cheeseburger Quesadilla without getting your hands messy making patties.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pound of ground turkey or ground beef
  • Teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Onion powder - 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Worcestershire sauce - 1 ½ tablespoons

For the sauce:

  • Ketchup - 1 ½  tablespoons
  • Mustard - 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Mayonnaise - 2 ½  tablespoons
  • 3 cups of favorite shredded cheese (I used cheddar, Monterey jack, mozzarella)
  • 10 - 10 inch tortillas

Instructions

  1. On medium high heat, add ground meat mixture to a pan and cook for 7 minutes, stirring often. After 7 minutes, drain meat mixture and return meat to pan.
  2. Add in salt, pepper, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce. Continue cooking about 3-5 minutes until meat is cooked through. Once cooked, remove pan from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, add in ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Mix well. Add sauce to pan of meat, gently mix sauce together with meat to coat well.
  4. Take one tortilla, add about 2 tablespoons of cheese, making sure to spread so it layers evenly. Then layer with 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture.
  5. Make sure it’s as even as you can get it. Add another layer of cheese. Cover with another tortilla.
  6. On a non-stick pan over medium heat, gently place your tortilla, cover pan and allow to grill for 2-3 minutes, gently flip and cook the other side.
  7. Repeat 3 and 4 until quesadillas are finished.
  8. Once the quesadilla is finished, cut it into four triangles (like a pizza). 

How to Make Air Fryer Quesadillas 

  1. Follow steps 1 through 3.
  2. Preheat Air Fryer on 370 for about 3 minutes.
  3. Place parchment paper on bottom.
  4. Take one tortilla and place inside air fryer basket. Add about 2 tablespoons of cheese, making sure to spread so it layers evenly. Then layer with 3-4 tablespoons of meat mixture.
  5. Make sure it’s as even as you can get it. Add another layer of cheese. Cover with another tortilla.
  6. Spray lightly with vegetable oil.
  7. Set timer for 4 minutes. If you don't like it real crispy, then set it for less or watch it closely.
  8. Flip over carefully with spatula.
  9. Spray lightly with vegetable oil and place rack on top of shell to hold it in place. (this is so it doesn't fly up into the air fryer fan!)
  10. Set timer for another 3-4 minutes.
  11. If it’s not crispy enough for you, leave in for a couple of extra minutes.

Notes

**  TIPS:: You want to only have to cook it enough for the cheese to melt and ingredients to combine. If the tortillas are browning too fast, lower heat to low.

Once the quesadilla is finished, cut it into four triangles (like a pizza). These are awesome to throw into a Ziploc bag for lunch the next day, or possibly freezer cook. **

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 948Total Fat: 55gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1587mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 53g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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megan allen

Saturday 27th of February 2021

This sounds amazing! Thank you for the opportunity!

Shannon Gilchrist

Monday 22nd of February 2021

This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Dana Rodriguez

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Thanks for another great recipe!

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