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Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas are filled with beef, bacon and tons of cheese! This quesadilla recipe is perfect for a family dinner or appetizers with friends!


Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. To make the beef filling, heat a large non-stick skillet with the olive oil, then add the ground beef to brown.
  2. After the beef has been broken up and browned through, drain any grease from the pan.
  3. Add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, cream cheese, garlic powder and salt then stir together with the beef.
  4. Remove the beef filling from the pan into a bowl to let cool. Let the skillet cool for a few minutes, then carefully wipe out with a few paper towels.
  5. Turn the skillet back on over medium heat, then spray the skillet with cooking spray or add another drizzle of olive oil. You don’t want too much oil in the pan, just a very thin layer so the tortilla doesn’t stick.
  6. Place one flour tortilla into the skillet then lay on a cup of the beef filling, then a half cup of cheese and a handful of crumbled bacon.
  7. Place another flour tortilla on top and press down with a plate (face side down).
  8. Cook for a minute, then check the bottom of the quesadilla with a spatula to see if it’s brown. If the bottom tortilla is brown you can flip the quesadilla by placing your hand firmly on the plate and flipping the whole skillet over so that the plate is resting in your hand, then return the skillet to the stove. Gently slide the quesadilla (uncooked side down) into the skillet and cook for another 3-4 minutes until brown.┬áIf needed, you can add a little more butter or spray the skillet again before adding the quesadilla back to the pan.
  9. Slide the quesadilla out onto a cutting board and let cool for 2 minutes before cutting into wedges.
  10. Repeat with the remaining 3 quesadillas.

Notes

This recipe makes 4 large quesadillas which can be cut into 4 or 8 wedges each. You can easily cut this recipe in half and only make 2 large quesadillas that will serve 4. We like the leftovers!

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