Throwback Thursday, Bleu Cheese Burger Quesadillas

This is a great fast and satisfying busy weeknight meal

and a way to change up the usual hamburger

Not a bleu cheese fan?

Substitute another flavorful cheese~

bleu cheese quesadilla thepaintedapron.com

I know I post a lot of recipes that include bleu cheese,

that’s because it’s one of my very favorite things

There is ALWAYS homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing in my fridge

Bleu cheese is such a great flavor addition

and it marries so well with steak, or on a burger…

A Quesadilla full of seasoned beef and a flavorful cheese

makes a mouthwatering, easy meal

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You don’t need a lot of ingredients either,

besides hamburger meat, cheese and tortillas,

all you need is an onion,

a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a sprinkle of garlic powder

with optional lettuce and tomato on the side

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Saute onion until transparent

Add the hamburger meat and cook until browned

and drain off fat

{I recommend 80/20 ratio ground beef because

it has more flavor than the extra lean ground beef}

Season the beef with Worcestershire sauce,

salt, pepper and a dash of garlic powder

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I like to brown my tortillas quickly in a skillet

with a little olive oil before filling,

but you can skip this step if desired

and just let them brown up in the oven once filled

  Sprinkle tortillas with a generous layer

of bleu cheese crumbles or other grated cheese

Top with an even layer of cooked beef

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Top with more cheese

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Top with an another tortilla

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Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes,

until cheese has melted and the tortillas are golden

NOTE: If you haven’t precooked your tortillas, brush or spray them with olive or canola oil before baking.  Turn quesadillas half way through cooking and oil the other side and continue to bake until done

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Cut tortillas into quarters

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Serve with traditional burger toppings

like crispy lettuce and sliced tomatoes

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Dinner’s ready!

BLEU CHEESE BURGER QUESADILLAS

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 oz. crumbled bleu cheese*
  • 1 large sweet onion diced
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas**
  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • salad dressing optional

Instructions
 

  • Saute tortillas with a little olive oil over medium high heat until golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels.
  • Add a little more olive oil to pan and cook onion until transparent. Add beef and continue to saute until brown, using spoon to crumble beef while cooking. Drain excess fat. Add Worcestershire sauce, a dash or two of garlic powder, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lay 4 tortillas on a baking sheet. Top with a layer of crumbled bleu cheese. Divide beef between tortillas and make an even layer. Top with remaining cheese. Top with remaining 4 tortillas. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and quesadillas are golden. Carefully cut into 1/4s. Serve with lettuce and tomato on the side, drizzled with salad dressing if desired. Serves 4

Notes

*I used packaged bleu cheese crumbles for ease as well as a more uniform crumble size, but I always recommend crumbling and grating cheese from the block if possible, for the best flavor
**NOTE: If you don’t want to precook your tortillas, brush or spray them with olive or canola oil before baking. Turn quesadillas half way through cooking and oil the other side and continue to bake until done
Keyword appetizer, bleu cheese, cheeseburger, easy dinner, quesadilla, Tex-Mex

When the weather’s not cooperating,

or it’s too hot or cold to grill

This is a great way to get your burger fix!

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Enjoy!

Lately some comments are posting anonymous instead of with your name even though you’ve commented before~ This is happening to me too when I am visiting some blogs. I have found that if I use a different browser, like Chrome, it doesn’t happen. I apologize, and I’ve talked to WordPress about this and all they said was that you have to fill out the form that pops up and fill in your name and email. I know this can be a pain, so if you’re comments are posting anonymously just add your name to the end of your comment~ I’d love to know who I’m chatting with! Thank you so much!

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Comments
34 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Bleu Cheese Burger Quesadillas”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Looks delicious. thanks Jenna.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yummy and an easy dinner Jenna!

    P.S. I use Chrome when visiting and my comments are still posting as anonymous. Not sure why all of the sudden. It just started last week.
    Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is

    • Thanks Mary, is it happening to you on any other blogs? I know Pam is having it happen to her too…

    • Nancy says:

      I reported the issue to WordPress. My Happiness Engineer says there have been many reports and they suspect a bug. He also asked for anyone having issues to report it as it becomes a higher priority.

  3. Nancy says:

    What a delicious and quick meal! Thank you!
    Nancy from ~Two Trails One Road

  4. Looks absolutely delicious 😋

  5. Jenna, you always share the best recipes. This one would go over well with my family. I like that it is quick and easy. Happy Thursday,
    Pam

  6. Anything with funky cheese is a hit with us. Bleu, Gorgonzola, Feta – we love it all. thanks for the idea.

  7. They look mouthwatering with blue cheese and ground meat!

  8. I love your easy delish recipe. Jim wants blue cheese, I’ll mix cheddar and blue. Got to try this one for the weekend………YUM!

  9. This is really a fun recipe Jenna!

  10. jeanie says:

    This looks good — especially with the bleu cheese!

  11. lghiggins says:

    Suddenly WordPress is having multiple issues. I can’t my comments to post on 2 other sites even if I fill out the form. I’m hoping this goes through.

  12. lghiggins says:

    Your quesadillas look delicious. And here’s the form again, but at least something is posting.

  13. Linda says:

    Easy peasy dinner idea Jenna. I would skip the bleu cheese and add cheddar.

  14. Beef and cheese always make me happy!
    Mary – from Awakening Wonders

  15. Kari says:

    These look so good Jenna. gonna try them soon. it is too hot to cook… you are right. the weather here is stifling right now. whew!
    Kari

  16. I am a HUGE Danish bleu fan, so I am going to try these! I like to try things that are a bit different from time to time…even if my husband gets all fidgety because of it! Of course, because I’m old with old lady digestive issues it will be necessary to sub in ground chicken for the ground beef, but I’m accustomed to it by now. I have some Castello Danish Bleu slices that I found at either Costco or Sam’s. I’ll just slap those bad boys on there and go!

  17. helenfern says:

    Our favorite kind of burger!! That whole plate looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope you’re enjoying the last weekend of summer.

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