Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Easy Quesadillas


1 T. vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 t. ground chili powder
1/2 t. ground paprika
1/2 t. ground cumin
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
8 medium flour tortillas
1 1/2 C. Monterey Jack, shredded
1 avocado, sliced
2 T. cilantro, chopped


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, heat oil. 
  2. Cook onion until soft, 5 minutes. 
  3. Add ground beef and spices, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, and season with salt and pepper. 
  4. Stir occasionally and cook until the meat is cooked through and no longer pink, about 8 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from heat and drain excess fat. 
  6. Season mixture with salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Clean pan and return over medium heat.
  8. Meanwhile, assembly quesadillas: Divide cheese between 4 tortillas. 
  9. Top with beef mixture, avocado, and cilantro then top each tortilla with a second tortilla.
  10. Working one at a time, transfer quesadillas to hot pan and cook until golden-brown underneath, about 3 minutes. 
  11. When ready to flip, cover the pan with a large plate. Invert pan to transfer the quesadilla onto the plate, then slide the quesadilla back onto the pan (golden side up). 
  12. Cook until golden-brown on other side. 
  13. Slice into wedges before serving. 

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