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A square version of a photo with a stack of cheeseburger quesadillas on a white plate. A wedge of iceberg lettuce with tomatoes and pickles are on the side. A glass of beer is in the back.

Cheeseburger Quesadilla Recipe

These quick and tasty Cheeseburger Quesadillas are so easy to make! Serve with a crispy wedge salad on the side and lots of special sauce for a full meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1006kcal


For the Special Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For the Quesadillas:

  • 1 pound 90% lean beef
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 dill pickle chips optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Wedge Salads:

  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce cored and cut into 4 wedges
  • 8 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1 shallot finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle juice, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook beef until browned and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well on paper towels if desired. 
  • Wipe out skillet, coat with nonstick spray, and heat over medium heat. Working with 1 tortilla at a time, add to skillet. Top half the quesadilla with 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 of the cooked beef.
  • Top with pickle slices, if using, and another 1/2 cup cheese. Fold in half and cook until cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown on one side, about 2 minutes. 
  • Flip quesadilla and continue cooking until all the cheese is melted and the second side is golden brown. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef, and cheese.
  • Top each romaine half with some tomato, shallot, and a drizzle of mayonnaise dressing. Serve with quesadillas.
  • Cut each tortilla in quarters and divide among 4 plates. Add one wedge of Iceberg to each plate and top with shallots and tomatoes. Drizzle the quesadillas and salad with sauce. Serve more sauce on the side if desired.



Adapted from Dave's recipe for Cheeseburger Quesadillas. He adapted it from Real Simple magazine.


Calories: 1006kcal