I've yet to satisfy a mixture of ground pork and cheese that doesn’t make the people I stay with extremely happy.  they're common in that appreciate, I understand, which is why tucked amidst the salad recipes and salmon dishes, definitely, permit’s hear it for floor red meat.  And cheese.

And here, tortillas!  but look, additionally spinach or kale!  A leafy inexperienced can assist validate/justify a variety of cheese, says me.  you may use floor beef or ground turkey instead of floor pork, if you want, as well.


In this recipe, the guidelines say to make one quesadilla at a time, which, if you are new to the quesadilla making enterprise, is the easiest way to get comfortable assembling and flipping them.  

Use any delicious melty cheeses you like I picked cheddar and harvarti, however a Mexican blend is splendid, a blend of two other cheeses (or more), or only a single cheese, be it havarti, cheddar, provolone, gouda, Montery Jack, mozzarella, and so on.



  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup roughly chopped spinach or baby kale
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded havarti
  • Guacamole, sour cream, salsa and lime wedges to serve


  1. Warmness a big skillet over medium high warmness, and brown the red meat, breaking it up with a spoon till it's miles all browned and crumbly, approximately 5 mins. flip it into a colander to empty, and carefully wipe out the skillet.
  2. The best cheesy floor red meat Quesadillas: like the best bar food in the international, but proper right here in your own kitchen.
  3. Return the skillet to medium warmth and upload the vegetable or olive oil. add the onion, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 3 minutes until the onion starts to melt. add the tomato paste, spinach, garlic and chili powder and stir for another minute till the spinach is wilted and the whole lot is well blended. go back the beef to the skillet and stir until the whole lot is blended. Stir inside the cilantro if the usage of, turn the combination into a bowl, and wash and dry the skillet (or grasp a new skillet).
  4. The pleasant tacky floor pork Quesadillas: like the first-rate bar food in the global, but proper here for your very own kitchen.
  5. Combine the cheddar and havarti in a bowl. place the skillet over medium warmth and add a half of teaspoon of butter. region a tortilla within the pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese combination over half of of the quesadilla, and distribute 1/eight of the beef aggregate over the cheese. pinnacle that with any other 2 tablespoons of the shredded cheese. flip the bare half of the tortilla over the filling, cover the pan, and sauté for about 2 minutes till the lowest is golden and the cheese has commenced to soften, then use a spatula to flip the half of-moon quesadilla, and maintain to cook, uncovered, until all of the cheese is melted and the underside is browned, 2 to three minutes.
  6. The first-rate cheesy ground red meat Quesadillas: like the first-rate bar meals inside the global, however right here to your own kitchen.
  7. Do away with the quesadilla to a cutting board and allow the quesadilla sit down for a minute earlier than you slice into 2 or three wedges. Repeat until all of the quesadillas are cooked. Serve with guacamole, salsa, sour cream and lime wedges.

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