Cole Saladino/Thrillist

Homemade Quesalupa Recipe

Total Time:  35 minutes
Yield:  8


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 16 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 pound (4 cups) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat sour cream
  • ½ head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, diced


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Drain excess grease, add taco seasoning and ⅔ cup water; simmer for 2-3 minutes, until thick. Transfer beef to a bowl; set aside.
  • Wipe skillet clean with a paper towel and return to the stove over medium-low heat. Place 1 tortilla in skillet, spread ½ cup pepper Jack evenly over it, cover with another tortilla. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until bottom tortilla is golden and cheese is melted. Flip quesadilla and cook the other side for 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and fold in half, like a taco shell. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. NOTE: This process will go faster if you make multiple at the same time with extra skillets or a griddle.
  • Fill each taco shell with beef, sour cream, lettuce, cheddar, and tomatoes. Serve immediately.
Cole Saladino/Thrillist