When you want an easy "Wild West" recipe to prepare for the hungry cowboys at your dinner table, try this quick fix Cowboy Quesadillas recipe. It's lightning fast to prepare and guaranteed to have them licking their plates clean. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this Mexican-inspired meal is one of those easy dinner recipes you'll find yourself making on more than a few weeknights because it's just so delicious. Make 'em tonight and you'll be more than satisfied!
The number of quesadillas this recipe will yield depends on how hearty you like them. Some people enjoy more meat, while others like to pile on the cheese. Ingredients list is approximate.
- 4 -6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 envelope taco seasoning mix
- 1 (14-ounce) can refried beans
- 2 -3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Brown the ground beef until no longer pink and drain off fat.
Mix in the taco seasoning mix with water as directed on back of packet. Cook as directed.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Empty refried beans into a medium bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of beans onto a tortilla.
Spoon taco meat onto one half of the beans. Cover with shredded cheese. Fold tortilla over (in half) and heat in skillet for 1 minute or so, long enough to lightly brown and warm the tortilla. Flip it over with a spatula and brown the other side.