Taco Quesadillas

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp. salt, plus some
  • 12 oz. shredded Monterey jack cheeseĀ 
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Butter for frying
  • Shredded lettuce, for serving
  • Pico de gallo, for serving


  1. In a large skillet, brown and crumble ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain if needed.
  2. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne, tomato paste, water, and salt to beef. Stir to combine.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. In a separate skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add a tortilla and cover with cheese and beef. Top with another tortilla.
  5. Cook for a couple minutes and then flip to other side and cook until cheese has completely melted and edges of tortilla start to sizzle.
  6. Remove from skillet and repeat with other tortillas.
  7. Slice in half and serve with lettuce and pico de gallo.

Recipe from Pioneer Woman

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