Folded flour tortillas are filled with cumin and chipotle spiced beef and black beans, oozing with melted cheese. Griddled until crispy, these quesadillas are best when paired with the traditionally zingy 'pico de gallo' salsa and dipped into a cooling Mexican BBQ style soured cream. A family favourite taken to another level by the classic sides, this is an all-round flavour sensation of different tastes and textures.

Cook our delicious Mexican Beef Quesadilla in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Mexican Beef Quesadilla. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Quesadilla Paste pot, a Pico de Gallo Salsa pot and a Mexican BBQ Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Mexican Beef Quesadilla in just 30 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Quesadilla Paste
  • Pico de Gallo Salsa
  • Mexican BBQ Sauce

Your shopping list:

lean beef mince
large red onion
tortillas (gluten free if necessary)
Cheddar cheese
soured cream
black beans (or kidney beans)(optional)

Our 30 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Cook the filling

    Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. 

    Fry half of the red onion in a pan with 1 tbsp oil for 3-4 mins to soften.

    Turn up the heat and add the beef mince. Fry for 3-4 mins, until lightly browned.

    Add the QUESADILLA PASTE and half of your chopped tomatoes and mix well. Let it cook for 5 mins. 

    Tip the black beans in (if using).

  • 2.

    Make your condiments

    For the salsa, put the other half of the red onion into a bowl along with the rest of your chopped tomatoes. Mix in the PICO DE GALLO SALSA and keep aside. 

    For the dipping sauce, stir the MEXICAN BBQ SAUCE into the soured cream and keep aside. 

  • 3.

    Cook the quesadillas

    Heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and, on one half of the tortilla, layer grated cheese, then spread a spoonful of beef mince on top, ( add some of your salsa, if desired) then another layer of grated cheese. 

    Fold the empty side of the tortilla over to make a half-moon shape and flatten it down with a spatula. 

    Cook until lightly golden and crisp then flip it and cook the other side for 2 mins. Then place in the oven on a tray to keep warm while you cook the others.  

  • 4.


    Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa, the dipping sauce and guacamole (if having). 


Mexican Beef Quesadilla Reviews

BASED ON 1994 reviews

Lizzie - Dec 09, 2018

Very tasty!

Melanie - Dec 09, 2018

Tasty but had better dishes

Lindsay - Dec 06, 2018

Love it!

Cerri - Dec 05, 2018

Very easy to make and tastes lovely.

Sharon - Dec 04, 2018

Definitely try this again

Sarah - Dec 02, 2018

Really enjoyed!

Jillian - Nov 29, 2018

My favourite!!

Claire - Nov 28, 2018

Didn’t think me or the children would like this dish but it was clean plates all round. Yum.

Claire - Nov 27, 2018

Always good with quorn mince

Charlotte - Nov 25, 2018

The salsa spice mix is very spicy so if you do not like too much spice then just add a quarter and taste and add more from there. Gorgeous tastes tho.

amy - Nov 25, 2018

was very nice and tasty, this recipe makes quite a lot, had leftovers for lunch the next day which were just as yummy

Kathryn - Nov 24, 2018

Very tasty (if a little spicy!) Reallh enjoyed the meal but not the clear up. Quite waffy so best suited to a weekend meal I found.

Nicola - Nov 20, 2018

Absolutely sensational!

Sarah - Nov 17, 2018

Absolutely fab!

Rose - Nov 17, 2018

All the family loved it. Delicious, filling and fun!

Suzy - Nov 16, 2018

Not a great deal of flavour but nice idea.

Gemma - Nov 16, 2018

Gorgeous meal. Definitely buy this one again

Rebecca - Nov 14, 2018

One of our favourites at the moment! They were delicious and so easy to make

Andy - Nov 12, 2018

Great and the kids love this too

Lucy - Nov 12, 2018


Inga - Nov 12, 2018

I really enjoy that quesadillas. Tasty :)

Ian - Nov 09, 2018

Lovely meal. We will cook it again but might use chicken next time

Leah - Nov 08, 2018

First time I have ever eaten quesadilla, brilliant week night dinner

Chelsea - Nov 05, 2018

Quite tasty, but did not wow me. Could have done with a bit of heat

Lorna - Nov 03, 2018

This one was just delicious.

Stephen - Nov 03, 2018

This probably the most filling meal I've had with Simply cook. Very nice though. You need to be organised though when cooking, creates a lot of mess.

Emma - Nov 02, 2018

Yes Delicious I made fajitas though as time constrained

Lewis - Nov 01, 2018

Better to have both people helping to cook

laura - Nov 01, 2018

Absolutely lovely!

Danny - Oct 31, 2018

Loved it

Lynsey - Oct 30, 2018

Really tasty! Need more tomatoes for the salsa though. One of the best recipes

Kerrie - Oct 27, 2018


Mandy - Oct 25, 2018


Sarah - Oct 24, 2018

Fantastic...loved this recipe!

Katie - Oct 24, 2018


Toni - Oct 22, 2018

One of the best we’ve had! Gorgeous!

David - Oct 21, 2018

Really nice. Make sure they’re crispy and definitely add the guacamole. Made with veggie mince and worked a treat.

Marie - Oct 20, 2018

Family favourite

Janet - Oct 19, 2018

Really nice and tasty quite easy To make as usual loads of leftovers

Ian - Oct 18, 2018

Really enjoyed this recipe

Nick - Oct 15, 2018

Pretty good. Very easy to make and sour cream sauce is really good. Enjoyed it and will definitely have again

Jenny - Oct 14, 2018

Really easy to follow and very tasty. Not too spicy.

Keshia - Oct 12, 2018

Did this with quorn mince straight from the freezer. Amazing! Best quorn mince dish I've ever had. Thanks Simply Cook!!!! ????

Scott - Oct 07, 2018

It was ok, I enjoyed it, although there was quite alot of it for two of us and was able to eat the left overs the following day.

Judith - Oct 07, 2018

Cooked with quorm for a veggie dish

Judith - Oct 06, 2018

Made it with quorum for a veggie dish. Worked ok

Elly May - Oct 06, 2018

Messy dish to cook but still a favourite!

Kelly - Oct 04, 2018

Made with quorn! Delicious

Kate - Oct 03, 2018


Karli - Oct 03, 2018

It was a nice but it was a lot of work, not a quick meal!


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