Copycat Taco Bell Quesarito

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • Make Copycat Taco Bell Seasoned Beef, set aside 1/1/3 cups for Quesaritos. Reserve the rest.
  • Make Red Rice:
  • Cook rice according to package directions, adding tomato paste, paprika, and salt to water before rice.
  • Make Nacho Cheese Sauce:
  • In a large saucepan over medium, heat oil. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until onion has softened about 5 to 7 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk, tomato paste, and vinegar, until well combined; allow to steep for 20 minutes.
  • In a large heatproof bowl, combine grated cheeses, Place a fine mesh strainer over the bowl containing the cheese. Strain milk mixture into the bowl. Discard solids from strainer.
  • Using a wooden spoon stir cheese mixture until smooth and saucy. If cheese doesn’t melt completely, set bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until cheese melts and mixture comes together.
  • Make Creamy Chipotle Sauce:
  • In a small bowl stir together Creamy Chipotle Sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Divide shredded cheddar and 1/2 of Nacho Cheese Sauce between 4 tortillas, top with remaining tortillas forming quesadillas. Working one at a time, wrap each quesadilla in a layer of damp paper towels; microwave on high until cheese is almost completely melted 2 to 4 minutes. Dividing between all four, roll each quesadilla burrito - style around Copycat Taco Bell Seasoned Beef, rice, remaining nacho cheese, Chipotle Sour Cream and sour cream. Rest seam side down after rolling.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high. Place Quesaritos in skille and toast on each side, about two minutes each side. Serve immediately.