Drew’s Kitchen- Quesadilla Burgers


aaaDrewKitchButtonThere’s nothing better than Mexican food, but paradoxically there’s nothing better than a good burger.  How to resolve this cognitive dissonance?  Drew makes it a snap with this month’s recipe, Quesadilla Burgers…


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar
  • 1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack
  • 1 ½ cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo
  • Sour cream, for drizzling


  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic, jalapeno, an chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and mix until just combined.
  • Shape mixture into four large, thin patties. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  When the pan is hot, add the patties and cook until cooked to your desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Set aside burgers and wipe skillet clean. In the same skillet over medium heat, heat oil.  Add one flour tortilla and top with cheddar, Monterey Jack, and lettuce.
  • Place one cooked burger on top then sprinkle more cheese and top with pico de gallo. Drizzle with sour cream then place a second tortilla on tip.  Cook until the bottom tortilla is golden, about 2 minutes
  • Carefully flip quesadilla and cook until the other side is golden, about 2 more minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients and burgers.  Serve immediately.

Serves 4

And this month, Drew’s made the Kitchen extra easy with a video explaining the whole thing!

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And thanks to the folks at Delish for the original recipe!




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