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Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas

These Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas are an easy and time-saving ground beef dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy!

A FUN QUESADILLA RECIPE

This Sheet Pan Beef Quesadilla recipe takes all the work out of making a bunch of individual quesadillas! All made in one pan and cut to size. You have yourself the perfect hand held dinner or appetizer recipe that are always a hit! We make these quite often because they are just so darn easy and it makes enough to feed our entire family. If you want a new Taco Tuesday recipe, then I highly encourage you to make this Sheet Pan Beef Quesadilla recipe!

Cut and stacked Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas on wooden board.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What is the best cheese for quesadillas?

When cheese is going to be a huge player in any recipe, I really prefer block cheese that I can shred since I find that it melts so much better. We use mozzarella and cheddar for this, but feel free to use any of your favorite cheeses that melt well! If you really want a good Mexican cheese, then try Queso Asadero. It is a perfect melting cheese for quesadillas.

Can I substitute the seasonings with a Taco Seasoning Packet?

Absolutely! Remove the individual seasonings I use in this recipe and use one taco seasoning packet (just follow the directions on the back of the packet). Or you can use my Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe.

What meat is best for this sheet pan meal?

I usually like to use a lean ground beef so I don’t have any fat to drain off. But use what works for you. Lean ground beef can be pricey. If you use a higher fat meat, it’s no problem. Just drain off the excess grease before continuing with the recipe. You also can use my Crock Pot Taco Meat recipe for this as well.

What size tortillas will I need?

You’ll want the taco-sized tortillas that measure anywhere from 7-8 inches. You could also use burrito-sized tortillas. You would just use 8 of those rather than the 10 used here.

How do I store leftovers?

These can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container where they will keep for up to 3-4 days. They can also be frozen. Place in a freeze bag or container and they will keep for up to 3 months. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F or on the stovetop or in an air fryer until heated through.

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • taco size flour tortillas 
  • mozzarella cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • onion powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • red onion 
  • bell peppers
  • butter
Ingredients needed:

HOW TO MAKE SHEET PAN BEEF QUESADILLAS:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cook, crumble and brown the ground beef along with the salt, pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Butter a cookie sheet, place tortillas on the cookie sheet (2 at the end and 6 around the edges).

Sheet pan layered with tortillas.

Looking at the 2 tortillas at the end, imagine a rectangle and spread the cooked beef in an even layer down the middle. Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the meat. In a pan (I used the same pan I cooked the meat with) warm up the diced onions and the diced bell peppers for about 4 minutes over medium heat. Spread the onion/pepper mixture over the cheese.

Mozzarella and vegetables sprinkled over the ground beef.

Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the onions and peppers.

Cheddar cheese sprinkled over filling mixture.

Butter the 2 remaining tortillas with the 2 tablespoons of butter and place over the cheese to cover all.

Two buttered tortillas placed over filling.

Fold the side tortillas over the buttered tortillas. Press gently. The butter will act as the glue. Finish by folding the end tortillas and gently press. Brush more butter on top, optional.

Tortillas folded over the top to encase the filling.

Cook in the preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes until nice and golden.

Finished baked Sheet Pan Quesadilla on tray.

Slice, serve and enjoy with your favorite toppings.

Hand holding up one cut Sheet Pan Beef Quesadilla with slight cheese pull.

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Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas

These Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas are an easy and time-saving ground beef dinner recipe that the whole family will enjoy!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 10 taco size flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • cup finely diced red onion
  • cup diced bell peppers (I used a combination of yellow and red peppers)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Butter a large baking sheet.
  • Cook, crumble and brown 1 pound lean ground beef along with 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon onion powder and ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Drain any excess grease (there shouldn't be much if you used lean meat.)
  • Place 8 of the 10 taco size flour tortillas on the cookie sheet (2 at the end and 6 around the edges)
  • Looking at the 2 tortillas at the end, imagine a rectangle and spread the cooked ground beef in an even layer down the middle.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese over the meat layer
  • In a pan (I used the same pan I cooked the meat with) warm up the ⅓ cup finely diced red onion and ⅔ cup diced bell peppers for 4 minutes over medium heat. Spread the onion/pepper mixture over the cheese.
  • Evenly sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese over the onions and peppers layer.
  • Butter the 2 remaining tortillas with 2 Tablespoons salted butter, melted and place over the cheese to cover the center (butter side up.)
  • Fold the side tortillas over the buttered tortillas. Press gently. The butter will act as the glue.
  • Finish by folding the end tortillas and gently press. You can spread the rest of the melted butter on the rest of the tortillas.
  • Optional: if you find the tortillas keep popping up, you can place another cooking sheet on top while it bakes to keep it pressed down. After practice, I have found this really helps.
  • Cook in the preheated oven for 15 to 17 minutes until crisp and golden brown. Slice and enjoy with your favorite toppings (sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, diced tomatoes, etc.)

Notes

  • If you want the peppers and onions to be softer, just cook them along with the ground beef rather than separately like in Step 6.
  • Any shredded cheese you like will work. A Mexican shredded cheese blend is also delicious.
  • These can be frozen, see my tips above.
  • Feel free to use any color bell peppers you like.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 25g | Sodium: 808mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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