Nice and Spicy Beef Quesadillas

These Nice and Spicy Beef Quesadillas are so easy to make, the filling can be almost anything you fancy at the time of making them.

 Spicy Beef Quesadillas

I chose spicy minced beef, salsa, grated cheese and spring onions. I put some extra bits in a dish - soured cream, some more cheese and salsa, shredded lettuce and some jalapeno peppers and chillies.

Cheese lettuce and chillies

Mexican, Quesadillas, Leftovers, Chilli, Beef
Mexican, Leftovers, Beef, Chilli
Yield: 6

Quesadillas with leftover Chilli con Carne

Delicious and easy to make; this is a real crowd-pleaser.


500g Minced Beef (buy one with low-fat content such as 5% otherwise it will end up oily and horrid)
Pack of Soft Flour Tortillas - I like the make 'Discovery'. There are 8 in a pack but I think you only want 6 for this amount of minced beef.

200g jar of Salsa 
1 Teaspoon Paprika
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/2 a Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
2 Tablespoons of Water
Spring Onions - sliced
Grated Mature Cheese - a couple of good-sized handfuls (sorry I didn't weigh the cheese) 
A little Vegetable Oil - for frying the tortillas

And any extra bits you fancy, such as soured cream and jalapeno peppers for serving.


Get everything at the ready first! 

Then fry your minced beef until it's on the way to being nicely browned. 

Sprinkle over the paprika, cayenne and chilli powder. Add the water and give it a good stir. ***Remember you can always add more of the paprika, cayenne pepper and chilli but you can't take it away! So go steady with the spices and have a taste.

Once it's cooked and tastes how you want it, turn the heat down really low to keep hot. Put your second frying pan on the heat with a little oil.

Add one tortilla and put a third of the minced beef into the centre of the tortilla (Or a quarter if you want to use all 8 tortillas).

Put some salsa on top of the beef and then some grated cheese, spring onion and chopped parsley. Now place another tortilla on top of that making a sandwich and press down on it. 

After a minute or so the tortilla at the bottom will have started to brown - when it has it's time to turn the whole thing over. Using a pallet knife, place one hand on the tortilla and turn it over.

Now cook for another minute or so and turn out onto a plate to cut into quarters and now do the next one QUICK!

Serve immediately.
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  1. Yummy Jan! I love quesadillas! Yours look fab, especially with the toppings! Much love, Raquel XO

  2. Soooo - can I just say Ole?


  3. I won't mind having some of this for lunch today but alas...

  4. I love quesadillas, and yours look very nice indeed.

  5. I am just beginning my discovery into Mexican food (after 18yrs of living in California...hahha).
    Your quesadillas look yummy, Jan.

  6. I love quesadillas and this version looks exceptional! Great idea Jan!

  7. This is my kind of meal. I love Mexican food. The quesadilla looks so nice and crisp and golden brown. Delicious!

  8. This looks great, I love quesadillas. Hubby would love these too


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