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Cheeseburger Quesadilla Is Better Than A Burger

A Cheeseburger Quesadilla might just be considered better than a burger. The taste is the same, but the presentation is much more fun! Combining America’s iconic meal into a cheese-a-licious quesadilla just makes this dish a must-try!

Ground beef cooked up and seasoned up with your favorite burger condiments. Next, you layer the meat on a tortilla with shredded cheddar cheese, then get it nice and crispy in a hot skillet. You can add whatever your favorite burger toppings are inside. Perhaps bacon? Pickles? Onions? Whatever you crave on your burger will make an excellent addition to your cheeseburger quesadilla.

Better Than A Burger

My son’s favorite food is burgers. He’s been obsessed for a little over a year now and the obsession is still going strong! He would eat them every day, if allowed. Although I do love a good cheeseburger, I am not up for eating them on a daily basis. However, if we change up the presentation of a yummy burger, I am more likely to circulate them into the dinner rotation more often.

This Cheeseburger Quesadilla is a great way to get your burger fix in a different way. They offer a crispy texture which you don’t get in a typical burger. Additionally, they still have all the cheesy flavor and are scrumptious like a good burger should be.

All About The Cheese

A cheeseburger without the cheese would just be a burger. Who eats plain burgers? I never understood why anyone would opt to skip the cheese. Growing up, we would go to barbeques in the summer and, of course, burgers and hot dogs were served. The hosts would always ask everyone who wanted a cheeseburger and who wanted a hamburger. I never understood why anyone would choose the latter! And if I somehow got jipped out of my beloved cheeseburger and was left with just a hamburger, I was not a happy camper!

Making a great cheeseburger comes with some variables. Cheese is the biggest one and since it’s very subjective based on personal taste, here are 3 of the most common cheeses for our favorite American dish:

American

The most popular cheese for cheeseburgers is American cheese. Although American cheese is not a fancy cheese and has a mild taste, it melts beautifully on the burger. Did you know that most (if not all) fast food restaurants use American cheese on their burgers? It’s true! Hey, 25 million people per day (just at McDonalds) means that American cheese is a great option, when making burgers at home.

Cheddar

Another popular choice for an appetizing burger is cheddar cheese. Cheddar has a stronger flavor. As a result, it has more of a bite. Personally, the bolder the cheddar, the more I’m in love. The extra sharp cheddar cheese is never quite sharp enough for me!

Cheddar cheese can be either a yellow or white color that range from mild to sharp. The more mild the cheddar, the better for melting. The mild cheddar is similar to American cheese in that respect. And if you have picky eaters who prefer a more more bland flavor, they will likely prefer mild Cheddar cheese.

Swiss

Another popular cheeseburger cheese is Swiss cheese. Swiss cheese has a bolder flavor than American cheese and it still melts splendidly. This cheese is known for being a white color with a semi-hard texture. However, the most notable characteristic of Swiss cheese are the holes in each slice of cheese. Although, I love the taste of Swiss cheese, I was always wary of it because it looked as if a mouse had nibbled on it. Maybe that’s just me, but it still makes me wonder…

Regardless of the strange appearance, Swiss cheese is a popular cheese for topping burgers. Most people pair Swiss cheese with sauteed mushrooms on their burgers. The flavors come together and really bring a regular cheeseburger to a whole new level of amazing!

Ingredients

Cheeseburger Filling

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely diced
  • 2.5 tbsp Mayo
  • 2.5 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Relish
  • 2.5 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3.5 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Flour Tortillas 10″
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Special Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 4 tbsp Relish
  • 1 tsp Vinegar White
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

Making Special Sauce

  • Mix all special sauce ingredients together.

Cheeseburger Filling

  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once beef is cooked, drain grease. Add onions to skillet and cook until softened.
  • Add mayo, mustard, ketchup, and relish, and worcestershire sauce to ground beef and stir to combine. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Transfer beef mixture to bowl. Wipe out skillet and return to stove.

Making Cheeseburger Quesadilla

  • Butter each tortilla on one side.
  • Place tortilla in pan, top with half of the meat and half of the cheese, then top with another tortilla (buttered side out).
  • Cook for a few minutes on medium high until tortilla is browned and cheese starts to melt.
  • Flip quesadilla & continue cooking until that side is browned and cheese is fully melted. When flipping the quesadilla, use a big spatula.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining quesadilla.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges with a pizza cutter and top with your favorite toppings.

Easy Dinner

A cheeseburger quesadilla is a quick and easy dinner that you can serve in a pinch or planned out in your weekly meal plan. All you need is some ground beef (or ground turkey or chicken) and the regular condiments that can be found on the door of your frig for years on end. Oh, right, you also will need CHEESE! And, of course, tortillas. Easy, right? The entire meal cooks quickly and is a family favorite. The only thing they will complain about is the fact that you don’t make this yummy dinner more often!

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Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Yummy goodness of a cheeseburger, but in a quesadilla! Perfect for party food, appetizer, lunch, snack, or dinner idea!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Snack
Keyword appetizers, easy dinner, lunch ideas, party food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Cheeseburger Filling

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Relish
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3.5 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Flour Tortillas 10"
  • 2 tbsp Butter

Special Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 4 tbsp Relish
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Vinegar White
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder

Instructions

Making Special Sauce

  • Mix all special sauce ingredients together.

Cheeseburger Filling

  • Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat.
  • Once beef is cooked, drain grease. Add onions to skillet and cook until softened.
  • Add mayo, mustard, ketchup, and relish, and worcestershire sauce to ground beef and stir to combine. Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Transfer beef mixture to bowl. Wipe out skillet and return to stove.

Making Cheeseburger Quesadilla

  • Butter each tortilla on one side.
  • Place tortilla in pan, top with half of the meat and half of the cheese, then top with another tortilla (buttered side out).
  • Cook for a few minutes on medium high until tortilla is browned and cheese starts to melt.
  • Flip quesadilla & continue cooking until that side is browned and cheese is fully melted. When flipping the quesadilla, use a big spatula.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining quesadilla.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges with a pizza cutter and top with your favorite toppings.

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