Turns out you don’t need a burger bun to make spring grilling happen. Learned that when I was craving a hamburger, but didn’t want to go to the supermarket to pick up any hamburger buns. Instead, as I was looking through the fridge, I found a plethora of flour tortillas. Not surprising, since I probably eat about 2 or 3 Mexican-inspired dishes a week. Plus, they seem to last longer than a loaf of bread.
But anyway, I decided the best answer to my craving was a taco-like burger on a tortilla. So I mixed some spices, diced onions, and green peppers into some ground beef, cooked up a patty, and then melted it with some cheese between two tortillas. Yum! I might just have to find a way to make mini versions of these Quesadilla Cheddar Burgers for a summer party!
Quesadilla Cheddar Burger
1/2 pound of ground beef
1/4 of a sweet onion, diced
1/4 of a green pepper, diced
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of chili powder
4 small-sized flour tortillas
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 Roma tomato, diced
Mix ground beef, spices, diced onions, and diced green peppers. Form meat into two patties, making them almost the circumference of the small flour tortillas. Place on the grill or in a heated saucepan and cook on both sides until cooked through (or however you enjoy your burger). Remove and let rest for 4 minutes.
On a flour tortilla, place a sprinkling of cheese and diced tomatoes. Top with burger. Add more cheese and another flour tortilla. Add to medium-high heated pan or grill and cool on one side until tortilla is golden brown and cheese had started to melt. Flip. Cook the other side until golden brown and cheese has melted. Remove from heat and let rest.
Make a second burger in the same fashion.
Serve and enjoy! Goes really well with a side of guacamole, too! Or fresh salsa!