Crazy Quesadillas

Get a little loco with your dinner menu!

Makes: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: Up to 30 Minutes


  • 1 lb Star Ranch Angus® ground beef (90% to 95% lean)
  • 1 jar (16 oz) prepared salsa with black beans and corn
  • 1 ½ cups shredded spicy Mexican cheese blend or shredded cheddar-jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large flour tortillas (10-inch diameter)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into ¾ inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  2. Reserve ½ cup salsa. Add remaining salsa, cheese and ¼ cup cilantro to beef; mix well. Spoon ¼ of beef mixture onto half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half to close. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake in 350°F oven 10 to 11 minutes or until filling is heated through and edges of tortillas are lightly browned and crisp. Sprinkle with cilantro, as desired; serve with reserved salsa.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Beef Checkoff.

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Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

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