The holiday season is officially over and a new year has begun.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to cycle my cooking and baking with the seasons.
October-December is a busy time of the year filled with holiday parties, work parties, and celebrations that involves LOTS of baking and food preparation. The food tends to be indulgent and delicious.
January-August is usually focused on healthy, budget friendly meals (got to make up for all that holiday craziness!).
July-September revolves around light and fresh produce that I typically pull from the garden.
The one constant in all of these seasons is the need for easy, filling, and budget friendly meals that can be whipped up in a snap.
Cheeseburger quesadillas check all of the boxes and are a go-to staple in our home. Not only is it one of my daughter’s favorite meals, but it is one of the most simple meals you will ever make.
Sometimes the best recipes are the simplest recipes. No frills required.
These cheeseburger quesadillas were initially born out of necessity. What’s a girl to do when there is no time to fire up the grill and no buns in the house?
You get creative with the ingredients you have.
Tortillas, ground beef, and all the fixings equal:
First, brown the ground beef and drain the grease.
Next, stir in the ketchup and mustard (use as much or as little as you like).
Place the desired amount of hamburger meat on half of a tortilla and top with toppings of your choice. In this case, I went with classic relish and cheese but tomatoes and lettuce would be delish as well.
Fold the tortilla and place onto a hot skillet greased with butter. Cook until the tortilla is nicely browned, then flip over. I like to use tongs to flip it over as it helps to keep the fillings inside. Once both sides are browned and the cheese is melted, it is done.
- 1.5 lb ground beef
- 4 medium (7-8 inch) flour tortillas
- butter for the pan
Desired toppings: (amounts vary per preference)
- shredded cheese
- Brown the ground beef over medium heat until cooked through.
- Drain the grease.
- Stir in the ketchup and mustard (amount per preference).
- Place 1/4 of the hamburger on half of a tortilla and top with the toppings of your choice.
- Fold the tortilla and place onto a hot skillet greased with butter.
- Cook until the tortilla is nicely browned, then flip over.
- Once both sides are browned and the cheese is melted, it is done.