Beef & Chorizo Quesadilla’s is a quick snack or dinner option if you are short on time. The meat mixture along with cheddar & queso fresco cheese are layered between two flour tortillas and fried until the tortilla is golden brown and the cheese has melted and is oozing out the sides.
Are you familiar with chorizo sausage? It’s a variety of heavily seasoned sausage, either cured or fresh, that is common in Spanish and Mexican cuisine. It has a little kick to it, but not too much. I like to mix chorizo with beef when I make Mexican dishes as fresh chorizo can be very greasy and adding it to beef cuts back on the grease and calories.
Top the Beef & Chorizo Quesadilla with your favorite toppings: sour cream, salsa, green onions, more cheese, avocado, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, etc. I went with sour cream, salsa and green onions for my toppings.
Serve this up with your favorite Mexican beer, Sangria or a Margarita!
- 1 lb. ground chuck
- 1/2 lb. chorizo sausage
- Flour tortillas
- Cheddar Cheese
- Queso Fresco Cheese
- Green Onions
- In a sauce pan over medium high heat, add the ground beef and chorizo. Cook the meat for 8-10 minutes, until the meat is cooked through about 8-10 minutes. Drain the grease off of the meat.
- Turn your griddle on medium high (you can also fry this in a frying pan). Place a tortilla on the griddle, Add some cheddar cheese to the top of the tortilla, add some of the meat mixture and top with more cheddar and queso fresco cheese and lastly top with green onions. Top with another tortilla. Close the griddle and cook until the cheese oozes out the side. Place the quesadilla on a plate and cut into fourths. Top with your favorite toppings.
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