Spicy & Cheesy Quesadilla Burgers

READY IN: 45mins




  • With your hands, combine the ground beef with the spices (red pepper through adobo seasoning/salt). Divide the meat into four same-sized portions, then form each into a burger patty. You want thin, very flat and very round burgers.
  • Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each patty for 5-10 minutes (until desired doneness), flipping once halfway through. Alternately, you can grill or broil the burgers. Set patties aside when done and keep warm.
  • Wipe down the skillet and return to heat. Brush one side of each tortilla with olive oil. Place tortilla oiled-side down onto hot skillet. Place 3 tablespoons of cheese on the tortilla, leaving same space empty near the edges. Top the cheese with 2 tablespoons of pico de gallo, then top with a burger patty. Now, top the burger with 1 tablespoon chopped jalapenos and then 3 tablespoons of cheese. Finally, place another tortilla on the quesadilla with the oiled-side facing you.
  • Cook until the bottom of the tortilla is browned and cheese is fully melted, about 1-2 minutes. Flip, and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all quesadillas are constructed and cooked.
  • Cut each each quesadilla in half and serve right away with a bit of sour cream. Serve alongside rice & beans for a complete and satisfying meal.