We all need a bit of cheering up with that end of summer feeling nagging and these tasty hot wraps may be just the answer.
The recipes I showcase here on Lucy Loves are often stylish, some are nutritious, all of them are delicious. Cheese Burger Quesadillas are neither stylish or massively nutritious, however, they are beyond tasty, quick and a total hit with the family. It’s back to school week and spirits are low. George isn’t back until Wednesday but I already have the Sunday night fear and am sitting here fighting off the urge to iron a pair of school trousers and to test him on physics equations. Perfect timing then *not just thrown together* for these quick supper or after school wrap/burger based treats.
I rather wished I had shares in wraps the amount the boys have eaten over the summer break. They have almost given up on bread completely, but will eat a packet of wraps in one sitting. These Cheese Burger Quesadillas are a brilliantly delicious dish and so easy to make. The burger style, lightly seasoned beef is layered with tomatoes, gherkins, cheese and whatever else you fancy. All this is then pan fried between 2 tortillas/wraps until crisp and golden. The only tricky bit comes when you have to flip them over, and it’s not even tricky, just potentially messy. If any filling does sneak out the sides *mine did* then just tuck it back in again before anyone notices. The inspiration for these came via the brilliant Plain Chicken, with huge thanks.
These Cheese Burger Quesadillas are hardly haute cuisine, but who cares. Spirits need to be lifted this week with the slight end of summer feel in the air. And what better way than with carbs, meat and cheese. I am always thinking of you and you may thank me later.
This recipe will feature on Lucy Loves later this week.
Cheese Burger Quesadillas Recipe
You will need 2 non stick frying pans
- 8 soft tortillas or wraps
- 500g beef mince
- 1/2 teaspoon onion granules
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 200g cheese, grated, or 8 cheese slices
- Tomatoes, sliced, or chopped cherry tomatoes
- Gherkins, sliced
- Feel free to add any other burger style add-ons such as crispy bacon, lettuce, you choose
- Ketchup, mustard, relish and/or mayo to serve
Take a large frying pan and heat over a medium to high flame. Add your minced beef, break up into smaller pieces and cook until the pink is starting to disappear. Stir in the onion and garlic granules and chilli and continue to cook until the beef is cooked through. This won’t take long. Add additional salt and pepper, to taste. If there is any excess fat, drain this off now and then return to the pan and keep warm.
To assemble the quesadillas, heat another frying pan over a medium flame and add one tortilla. Layer on some cheese then add a quarter of the seasoned beef. Add your sliced gherkins, cherry tomatoes, a little extra cheese and any other bits and bobs you fancy, then add another tortilla on top. Press down to flatten the quesadilla, check to see if the underside is golden brown then, carefully, using a large spatula, turn the whole thing over. Don’t worry if some bits fall out, just tuck them back in again. Continue to cook until the other side is golden then keep warm on a plate covered with foil. Cook the other 3 quesadillas.
Cut them into quarters, artistically drizzle with the sauce of your choice and devour.