Quesadilla recipe in 4 ways with and without meat. Get inspired!

Do you want to experience the real taste of Mexico? This quesadilla recipe will allow you to do just that.

Try a Mexican classic at home that can be prepared in many ways.

Why is this dish so popular across the planet?

You will find out very quickly. Quesadilla is simple, nutritious and you and your kids will love it.

What recipe will yours be?

Quesadilla with chicken

Probably the most common and popular type is this Mexican flatbread with chicken. Juicy meat, vegetables, lots of cheese, that’s a guarantee of quality. Believe me, you can handle this recipe in the back of your hand.

chicken quesadilla with vegetables


  • 500 g of chicken breast
  • 2 red peppers
  • ½ onion
  • 300 g grated cheddar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ teaspoon chili
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 tortillas
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • olive oil


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced pepper, onion and season with salt and pepper and other spices.
  • Simmer gently, after about 5 minutes remove from the heat and put the mixture on a plate next to it.
  • Add a little oil to the pan and add the chicken. Season only with salt and pepper and fry, stirring occasionally, until soft and done on the inside. Set the finished meat aside.
  • Place a tortilla on the pan with the meatloaf and sprinkle the top half with cheese. Add the chicken mixture and the pepper and onion mixture.
  • Then place a few slices of avocado and some chopped spring onions on top of the mixture.
  • Fold in the tortilla, press down and fry lightly on the other side as well. Continue like this for the remaining tortillas.
  • After frying, cut the quesadilla into triangles and serve with sour cream.

TIP: Do you like the simplicity and color of Mexican cuisine? Then try, for example, excellent recipes for tacos with and without meat .

Shredded Beef Quesadilla

If you want to really care about the preparation, then choose this recipe with shredded beef. Well-done beef takes time, but the result is luxurious. This Mexican delicacy will make everyone salivate.

shredded beef quesadilla


  • 600 g of beef (back)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 250 ml of beef broth
  • 4 tortillas
  • 300 g of cheddar or other grated cheese
  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In a pressure or slow cooker, foam the onion in a little butter, add the bay leaf, crushed garlic, salt and pepper. Add the beef and fry it for a while over high heat.
  • Then pour in the stock and let it simmer on a lower flame for at least 4 hours (longer in a regular pot). Well-cured meat must fall apart after this treatment. Leave the meat to rest in the heat.
  • Lightly fry the tortilla on both sides in a dry pan, sprinkle one side with grated cheese. Place the shredded beef on top of the cheese (only meat without onions, etc.) and top with another layer of cheese.
  • Fold the tortilla in half and fry on both sides for about 4-6 minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Serve with sour cream or vegetable salad.

Do you need advice on choosing a stove for your kitchen? See what we wrote about combined cookers . Would they be the best option for you?

Tuna Quesadilla Recipe

Are you interested in a lighter option? Bet on fish. Tuna is a playful substitute for chicken, and this quesadilla is also great as a snack for school or a summer picnic.

Mexican flatbread with tuna
Photo: recipes.sainsburys.co.uk


  • 100 tuna in its own juice
  • 100 g of mozzarella
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ red onion
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 100 g of canned corn
  • salt
  • pepper


  • First, prepare the tomato salsa. Cut the tomatoes into small cubes, add finely chopped onion, crushed garlic, salt, pepper and sprinkle with lime juice. Let it sit.
  • Grate the mozzarella and mix it with the grated carrots and tuna.
  • Remove the pit from the ripe avocado and mash it with a fork. Mix with tuna mixture and corn, salt and pepper.
  • Take a tortilla, sprinkle it with cheese and put tomato salsa on it. Then add the tuna mixture and fold the tortilla in half.
  • Fry it in the pan on both sides for about 2-3 minutes. Cut into triangles and serve with iceberg lettuce.

TIP: Add beans or olives to the mixture for variety.

Veggie Quesadilla with Black Beans

As already stated in the title, we promised recipes with and without meat. Therefore, the vegetarian option cannot be missed here. The rich taste of beans, avocado and coriander will convince you that you don’t need meat.

Preparing quesadillas in a pan
Photo: gimmedelicious.com


  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 100 g of black beans
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander
  • 1 lime
  • 200 g of cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican (taco) seasoning
  • pepper
  • salt


  • Sauté the finely chopped onion together with the diced pepper in olive oil until the peppers are soft (2-3 minutes).
  • Add the black beans and spices. Cook for another minute, then set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork, add lime juice, coriander, pepper and salt.
  • Take a tortilla, spread the avocado mixture on it, then add the bean mixture and cover with cheese.
  • Fold the tortilla in half and fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

So, have you found your inspiration among our recipes?

This Mexican delicacy is suitable both for dinner and for a snack, and especially when preparing it, you can use your imagination.

Perhaps you will find your own refill that will put the others in your pocket.

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