Quesadilla Burgers

13
Christina Dicken

By
@Southerncookinggurl

This tasty burger is a big hit with my adult children! It is a fun item for a backyard BBQ or fiesta that people will be begging for more. The flavor EXPLODES in your mouth with every bite. Serve with some sliced avocado, chipotle aioli or guacamole to add another layer of creaminess to the burger. These are phenomenal!!! ENJOY!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The concept of using quesadillas as a bun is genius. They add a cheesy crunch to the delicious burger. The meat itself is moist and full of taco flavor. The fresh pico on top is a burst of flavor while the ooey gooey pepper jack cheese is perfection. These are definitely decadent... and delicious! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Barbecue

Ingredients

  • PICO DE GALLO

  • 3
    diced roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3
    chopped green onions
  • 1/4
    diced white onion
  • ·
    juice of 1 lime
  • 1 c
    chopped cilantro
  • 1
    jalapeno, chopped finely
  • BURGERS

  • 2 lb
    ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • OTHER INGREDIENTS

  • 16
    mini flour tortillas
  • 1 pkg
    shredded cheddar or fiesta blend
  • ·
    butter
  • 1 pkg
    pepper jack slices

How to Make Quesadilla Burgers

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix up all ingredients for Pico De Gallo and set aside.
  2. Mix up all ingredients for burgers and set aside.
  3. Butter one side of each tortilla. Place butter side down in a pan on low heat. Sprinkle a layer of the shredded cheese on the tortilla and the place another tortilla butter face up on top. Brown the tortilla and melt the cheese on one side, then flip and brown the other side (like a grilled cheese). Make 8 quesadillas.
  4. Divide burger into 4 balls (1/2 pound burgers). Press out burgers about 6-7 inches to allow for shrinking and press a thumbprint into the center of the burger.
  5. Fry or grill burgers to your desired temp.
  6. Place 2 slices of pepper jack cheese on each burger and let melt. Place a heaping pile of Pico De Gallo on burger and place burgers in between quesadillas. Enjoy!

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About Quesadilla Burgers

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Collection: Fab Fair Food!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom




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