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Recipe: Cheeseburger Quesadillas

I came across this article today – 29 Life-Changing Quesadilla Recipes!! I tried the very first one on the list because I had all the ingredients at home already!

Since I was just making it for myself, I cut the recipe in half and used veggie crumbles instead of beef. I also added mustard because they show it on the example picture, and then put sesame seeds on top (like a bun).

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Ingredients
– 1 lb. ground beef
– 2 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
– 2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
– 1/4 c. ketchup
– 1/4 c. real bacon bits, or chopped bacon
– salt and pepper to taste
– 2 tsp. onion powder
– 2 tsp. garlic powder
– 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese
– 2 large soft flour tortillas
– vegetable oil for brushing
– red crushed pepper flakes for sprinkling

Directions
1. In a large skillet on medium high heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and allow them to cook for about 5-­7 minutes until they become translucent. Add the beef and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook the beef and onions together for about 10 minutes until the beef is thoroughly cooked.

2. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees: Once the beef is cooked add the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, bacon bits, salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder and stir until all is incorporated and allow to simmer on low heat for 5-­7 minutes.

3. On a large baking sheet, place the tortillas on top. Take half of the burger mixture and spread it evenly on one half of the tortilla shells, sprinkle about 1 cup of the cheese, and flip the other half on top of the burger mixture. Brush the top with vegetable or canola oil and sprinkle with red crushed pepper flakes. Bake for 10­-15 minutes until the tortilla shell becomes nice and crisp and the cheese is bubbly. Let sit for about 5 minutes to let cool down and use a real sharp knife or pizza cutter and cut into triangles. You should get 4 large pieces out of both of them.

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