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.

    Heat the oven to 160/fan 140/gas 3. Heat a little oil in a pot over a medium-high heat. Add half of the red onion and fry for 3-4 mins to soften. Add the beef mince and fry for 3-4 mins until it's coloured all over, breaking it up with a spatula. Add the Quesadilla Paste and half of your chopped tomatoes and mix well. Let it cook for 5 mins. If you're putting black beans in your quesadilla filling, stir them into the mince now.

  • 2.

    For the salsa, put the other half of the red onion into a bowl along with the rest of your chopped tomatoes and mix in the Pico de Gallo Salsa. Keep aside. For your dipping sauce, mix the Mexican BBQ Sauce into your soured cream and keep aside.

  • 3.

    Get out your largest frying pan and heat a little oil in it over a medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle grated cheese over half of the tortilla. Spread a spoonful of the beef mince onto the cheese covered half of the tortilla. Add some of your Pico de Gallo salsa into the quesadilla if you like.

  • 4.

    Top with more cheese and fold the other side of the tortilla onto the fillings side to make a half-moon shape. You can flatten the quesadilla with a spatula to help it stick together. Carefully flip the quesadilla over and let it cook on the other side for 2 mins, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove it from the pan and place in the oven on a tray to keep warm while you cook the others. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas!

  • 5.

    When ready, cut the tortillas into wedges and serve with your salsa and your dipping sauce and some guacamole (if having).


Mexican Beef Quesadilla Reviews

BASED ON 1616 reviews

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!

Caroline - Sep 30, 2018

These were really nice, all plates cleared. Kids rated them 100 stars lol

Fleur - Sep 24, 2018

Very tasty

Ross - Sep 23, 2018

This is amazing and so simple to cook 10/10

Samantha - Sep 23, 2018

This was quite filling and I didn't manage to eat all mine. I saved it until the following way and warmed the quesadillas in the oven, they were even nicer than freshly made!

Julie - Sep 19, 2018

Very tasty

Elaine - Sep 18, 2018

Really tasty. My son wanted more

Caroline - Sep 17, 2018

Awesome, the children loved it!

Caroline - Sep 17, 2018

Awesome, the children loved it!

Becky - Sep 16, 2018

The kids loved these as well

Karen - Sep 14, 2018

It's ok but very messy to eat!

Michal - Sep 13, 2018

Amazing just don’t overfill the tortillas as it will simply fall apart, I’ve noticed that adding more cheese helps to keep the tortillas together. Delicious and filling .

Jessica - Sep 12, 2018


Anne-Cécile - Sep 12, 2018

Not a fan of the flavour, too sickly.

Natalie - Sep 10, 2018

Tasted lovely

Beauleiu - Sep 10, 2018

Really good

Elaine - Sep 09, 2018

Lovely so simple and tasty not spicy delicious

Sally - Sep 09, 2018

Tasty but fiddly. My quesadilla game is sadly lacking

Siobhan - Sep 08, 2018


Siobhan - Sep 08, 2018

Really good

Claire - Sep 08, 2018

Fed up with this service

Claire - Sep 06, 2018

I made this with quorn mince, ot was great.

samantha - Sep 06, 2018

A firm family favourite, and my daughter is very fussy!!!

Gregor - Sep 04, 2018

Decent. Would have it again

Olga - Sep 04, 2018

Tastes good but rather messy to cook.

Stephanie - Sep 04, 2018

Easy, quick and utterly delicious!

Clair - Sep 01, 2018


Anne-Cécile - Aug 29, 2018

Nice overall but not a big fan of the BBQ sauce (too sweet) and the pico de gallo (too hot).

Stacy - Aug 29, 2018

Would definitely do again, loved it

Katriana - Aug 29, 2018

Loved it! Very easy

Kieran - Aug 28, 2018


Helen - Aug 27, 2018

Quite a lot of hassle but tasty

Lynn - Aug 26, 2018

Too cheesy, too sickly in a way. Wouldn't buy again.

Natalie - Aug 24, 2018

Not as keen on this one

Trudy - Aug 23, 2018

Loved these so did kids x

Steph - Aug 23, 2018

Nice flavour, hit with the family

Lorraine - Aug 23, 2018

Easy and tasty

Katie - Aug 23, 2018

Love it

Sara - Aug 21, 2018

Tasted nice but such a faff.

Felipe - Aug 20, 2018

Made it with shredded chicken breast instead.. Amazing!!!!!!


Claim your £3 trial box containing 4 recipe kits, including Mexican Beef Quesadilla