Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Quesadilla Taco Burgers

Sometimes, I eat really well and try to be as low-carb as possible.

Sometimes I use entire quesadillas in lieu of bread! HAHA!

Ok, so really this was a first, but I can't keep it to myself.  If you look around the Internet, this insanity is actually trending, and seems to even be featured on the Applebee's menu - but I live in Germany and haven't seen the inside of an Applebee's in years, so I have no idea if this version is anything like their's.

I do know it was a huge hit at our dinner table, though!  Here's what we did:

Quesadilla Taco Burger
Makes 2 (Serves 4)

1 lb ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
8 (6 inch) Tortillas
Oil for pan
8 oz shredded cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and pepper jack)
burger/taco toppings – lettuce, tomato, onion, etc
Sliced jalapenos – Optional

Mix a packet of taco seasoning into your thawed ground beef, along with 2 tablespoons water.

Split the seasoned meat in half and form two large patties – it will shrink a little while it cooks, so make each patty slightly larger than the quesadillas.

You will likely want to cook them one at a time due to space in pan. For a nice medium rare finish, cook for 4-5 on medium heat, flipping once. This can of course be adjusted for desired taste.

Set cooked burgers aside; it's time to make the quesadillas! Wipe out the pan used to cook the burgers, and heat just enough oil to coat the pan. We chose to use avocado oil.

Place one tortilla in the pan. After a little browning, top with shredded cheese and jalapenos (optional) and an additional tortilla. Flip over to brown the other side.

Repeat this to create a total of 4 quesadillas.

Now you can build your taco burger as you wish!

We slathered one side of each quesadilla  'bun' with sour cream, just as you would mayo in a normal burger. Add a burger patty and then desired toppings. We topped  that with lettuce, onion and tomato, and then a second quesadilla.

Makes 2 burgers.  

Slice each quesadilla burger in half to serve.  Each burger is easily split between two people, and even that half was a bit much for me.

In the future I will add avocado/guacamole and salsa! Another change I will make is only adding Jalapenos to one of the quesadillas, not both. It was a bit spicy!

Oh yes, this will be happening again. Mmm....


  1. I'll have mine with guacamole and salsa please. Looks like the best of both meals.

  2. We have got to try this Jackie. It's like the best of both worlds on a plate. Yup, this is now officially on the menu. My kids are going to love it!!

  3. The perfect bbq season recipe! Thank you for sharing with Fiesta Friday:)

  4. This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing at this week's Fiesta Friday!

  5. What a great quesdilla! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. This is a new one for me, I depend on other bloggers to keep me up to date. I think it would be worth giving up the low carb life for one of these.

  7. Clever idea! It looks yummy. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. This combines two of my favorite foods! Pinning!

  9. Interesting burger.... and it actually looks delicious! :)

  10. Jackie that sounds great, I am going to try those!

  11. Fantastic idea! We are going to give this one a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. This looks delicious! Very creative recipe!

  13. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party!

  14. Oh my goodness, what a treat! Your Quesadilla Taco Burgers look fantastic, and sound so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

  15. Well that looks absolutely ridiculously tasty! Featuring this tomorrow morning at our To grandma's house we go party, thanks for sharing! :)

  16. Congratulations on being featured on Grandma's House blog party. These quesadilla taco burgers look fabulous. Shared and pinned.

  17. Oh heavens...this looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up with The Blended Blog for Tasty Tuesday!