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Taco Quesadillas

Have fun with your tortillas and make this twist on Taco Quesadillas! Easy ingredients help this folded Tik Tok viral hack come together fast!

VIRAL TIKTOK TORTILLA HACK

If you haven’t noticed I’ve been on a huge Tik Tok hack train lately and I’m loving these Tortilla Hacks – especially this Taco Quesadilla. It’s basically just a different way of filling and folding a large tortilla. We’ve been playing around with these and coming up with different combinations. This one takes your usual taco ingredients and folds them up into this easy handheld meal. These are really a lot of fun to do and taste great!

Stacked Taco Quesadillas cut open on white plate

TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE TACO QUESADILLAS:

  • You’ll want to use the large burrito-sized tortillas for these.
  • Use any kind of tortilla flavor that you like, white, wheat, spinach, sun-dried tomato, low carb, etc. There are a lot of options these days.
  • You can top these with any ingredients you like. Some other options include: avocado, queso fresco, black beans or cilantro.
  • This would also be good with taco seasoned chicken!
  • You can easily double this recipe to make more, depending on how many people you are serving.
  • You can use any cheese that you like for this recipe! Pepper jack is a good cheese to use if you want a kick of spice.
Collage of Taco Quesadillas Pinterest Image

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

  • ground beef
  • taco seasoning
  • water
  • onion
  • tomatoes
  • cheese
  • tortillas
Ingredients needed to make Taco Quesadillas

HOW TO MAKE TACO QUESADILLAS:

In a medium skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef until no pink remains. Drain excess grease. Stir in the taco seasoning and water and let simmer for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Remove and allow to cool slightly. Slice the bottom half of the tortilla with a knife to create a flap. 

One quesadilla with slit cut up to the center

Divide tortilla into 4 triangles. Add taco meat to one section, cheese to the other, onion to the next and freshly diced tomatoes to the last section. You will use about ½ cup taco meat, ½ cup cheese, ¼ cup tomatoes and onion. 

Hamburger cheese, tomatoes and onions on each quarter of quesadilla

Grabbing the cut part of the tortilla, fold the cheese section onto the beef section.

Cheese folded over onto hamburger

Then fold that section onto the onion portion.

Hamburger folded over onto onion

Lastly, for the final bit, fold that section onto the tomatoes. You will have a triangle shape with four pockets when you are done. 

Onion folded over onto tomatoes

In a medium skillet, spray with nonstick spray or add tablespoon of butter (for more flavor.) Place the tortilla triangle and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the cheese melts and the tortilla browns slightly. 

Finished browned BLT Quesadilla in pan

Remove and repeat with remaining quesadillas.

Close up of Taco Quesadillas on white plate

Serve with your favorite toppings and dipping sauces and enjoy! 

Hand dipping one Quesadilla into sauce

HOW TO STORE:

These are best the day that they are made and I don’t recommend storing them after making. If you have some leftover, you can place them in a ziptop bag and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 days at most. Reheat in pan or in the microwave.

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Credit to @alphafoodie on Tik Tok for this amazing idea!

Plate of Taco Quesadillas on white plate uncut

Taco Quesadillas

Have fun with your tortillas and make this twist on Taco Quesadillas! Easy ingredients help this folded hack come together easily. Flavorful and fun!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 4 burrito size tortillas
  • avocados, cilantro, sour cream, black beans, pinto beans, queso fresco optional toppings or fillings

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, cook and crumble the ground beef until no pink remains. Drain excess grease.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning water and let simmer for 3-4 minutes until it thickens. Remove and allow to cool slightly.
  • Slice the bottom part of the tortilla with a knife to create a flap.
  • Divide tortilla into 4 triangles. Add taco meat to one section, cheese to the other, onion to the next and freshly diced tomatoes to the last section. You will use about ½ cup taco meat, ½ cup cheese, ¼ cup tomatoes and onion. 
  • Grabbing the cut part of the tortilla, fold the cheese section onto the beef section. Then fold that section onto the onion portion. Lastly, for the final bit, fold that large section onto the tomatoes. You will have a triangle shape with four pockets when you are done.
  • In a medium skillet, spray with nonstick spray or add tablespoon of butter (for more flavor.) Place the tortilla triangle and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the cheese melts and the tortilla browns slightly. 
  • Continue with remaining quesadillas. Remove, serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • You’ll want to use the large burrito-sized tortillas for these.
  • Use any kind of tortilla flavor that you like, white, wheat, spinach, sun-dried tomato, low carb, etc. There are a lot of options these days.
  • You can top these with any ingredients you like. Some other options include: avocado, queso fresco, black beans or cilantro.
  • This would also be good with taco seasoned chicken!
  • You can easily double this recipe to make more, depending on how many people you are serving.
  • You can use any cheese that you like for this recipe! Pepper jack is a good cheese to use if you want a kick of spice.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 662kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 39g | Sodium: 943mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g

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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  1. 5 stars
    Loved these quesadillas. The only change I made was that I used a grocery store fresh prepped Pico De Gallo in place of the diced tomatoes. Being folded into triangles, I could cook 6 small in the skillet at 1 time.