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Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas
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Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas is an amazing Mexican-inspired recipe made with layers of flour tortillas, ground meat, cheese, and avocado.

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas
I developed a love for Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine during college. Dishes like this Sheet Pan Quesadilla are perfect for serving large crowds or for casual hangouts with friends. For the Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas, you will need flour tortillas (store-bought or homemade), ground meat (a mixture of pork and beef), ripe avocado, scallions, and cheese. Instead of making individual quesadillas, you layer the ingredients on a baking sheet to create one large quesadilla, which can then be sliced like a pizza. Serve with a simple homemade yogurt and avocado sauce to complement the flavors.

Oven-baked Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

These are the top reasons why we adore this recipe:

  • a simple recipe for ground beef tortillas cooked in the oven
  • the meat sauce is simple yet flavorful and made with easily accessible ingredients
  • serve with a delicious homemade yogurt avocado sauce
  • the melted cheese will make you so happy!
  • a fantastic snack for parties or family dinner idea
  • feel free to keep any leftovers refrigerated or frozen

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Essential ingredients

In this recipe, we use some Mexican-inspired ingredients that can also be found in Slovenia. We purchased all of the ingredients at our local Lidl store.  

Sauce - is optional, but we recommend making it as it balances the flavors beautifully. We will need Greek yogurt, avocado, jalapenos from a jar, scallion, garlic, and fresh basil for the sauce. Keep it refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Meat - we used a mixture of beef and pork, but feel free to use your favorite ground beef.

Seasoning - use your favorite Fajita seasoning. If you can't find it, make your own using paprika powder, oregano, garlic powder, and caraway powder.

Tortillas - use eight (8-inch) flour tortillas.

Cheese - is there anything better than melted cheese? I don't think so. This recipe uses a mixture of shredded cheddar, gouda, or Edam, and mozzarella cheese.

Avocado - cut the fresh, ripe avocado into thin slices and arrange on top of the meat for creaminess and bonus flavor.

Ingredients for Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

What to serve with Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Serve this Quesadilla for a game night snack or as a main dish for lunch or dinner. We like to serve it with a simple Greek Yogurt Avocado sauce (find the recipe below) or with one of the following sides:

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

Storing and freezing Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas

There are two ways to store the delicious Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas.

Keep the chilled Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in the microwave oven, in an oven or using a skillet.

Feel free to freeze these Quesadillas too. Place the chilled sliced Quesadillas in a freezer bag or a freezer-friendly container and place it in the freezer for up to 2 months. Before serving, defrost at room temperature (or in the fridge overnight), then reheat in the microwave oven, in an oven or using a skillet.

How to make Ground Meat Sheet Pan Quesadillas at home (video)

Check this quick video to master this recipe at home.



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This recipe is sponsored by Lidl Slovenija d.o.o.

Lets get cooking!

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  • sauce

    First, make the sauce. Add Greek yogurt, avocado, jalapeños, scallion, garlic, and fresh basil or coriander to a blender. Mix into a smooth sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep refrigerated until needed.

  • stuffing

    Place a pan over low heat and add the oil. Dice the onion and add it to the pan. Sauté for 3 - 4 minutes, then add the ground meat and pan-fry for 5 minutes until golden. Add the Fajita seasoning and diced scallion and pan-fry for 2 - 3 minutes. Place a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 220 °C / 430 °F.


    Prepare a 20 cm x 30 cm / 8-inch x 12-inch baking sheet. Arrange six tortillas around the baking sheet so that half of the tortillas overhang the rim while still covering the entire bottom surface of the pan. Spread the meat filling evenly over the tortillas, followed by an even layer of the cheese. Arrange avocado slices over the cheese and sprinkle with chopped scallion. Add two additional tortillas layered in the center to cover the entire surface, then fold the overhanging tortillas back towards the center until all of the filling is covered. Brush the tops of the tortillas evenly with a teaspoon of olive oil. Place another large baking sheet on the quesadilla to weigh it down. Place a heavy pan on top. Transfer the stacked baking sheets to the oven and bake for 25 minutes at 220 °C / 430 °F. Remove from the oven; carefully remove the pan and the upper baking sheet. Cut into slices and serve with the prepared sauce.


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