Queso-Taco Old Bay

February 9, 2012

I wanted to travel to MEXICO. I love Quesadillas. However, they usually come in chicken or steak and are from Taco Bell. Although it is cheap but it isn’t the healthiest.  I only had ground beef in my freezer so I decided to try making a ground beef taco/Quesadilla my very own way. I put my taste buds to the test and couldnt resist the urge to add old bay when I saw it sitting propped up on the top of my stove. I also wanted to add salt and pepper. Some of you may be thinking this is completely weird but just try it out you might love it !

Ingredients: Shredded Cheese, Old Bay, Salsa, Tortilla, Salt & Pepper, ground beef

  1. Spray a little cooking spray on a pan and add however much ground beef you think you’ll need for a serving. I used about ¼ lb.
  2. Cook the ground beef for about 10 minutes depending on the setting of your stove.  You should be gradually flipping around the beef.
  3. Get one tortilla and place in a pan cook for about 30 seconds on each side or until slightly brown.
  4. Place the beef on top of the tortilla along with a small handful of shredded cheese, salsa, and I added my own touch of old bay (since I am a Baltimore girl born and raised) and salt and pepper.
  5. Fold the tortilla hotdog style and flip the tortilla back and forth for about 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Place Queso-Taco on a plate and cut into three pieces depending on how big you want them.
  7. You can add sour cream,guacamole, or hot sauce. I added extra old bay for that Maryland touch

This took a total of about 20 minuets and all cost under $20.00! Cheap and good what every college student loves!

I asked what my brother and dad thought of my creation and my dad said that he thought it was interesting and very different while my brother only had one complaint and that was that there wasn’t enough old bay.

Here is a link to another quesadilla recipe I found very interesting.

Read an article about quesadillas from the NYTimes.