Beef Quesadillas

Beef Quesadillas





500g beef mince

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 egg

Tomato salsa

  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves, roughly torn

To serve

  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • 1 and 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • A squeeze of lime
  • 2 tbsp olive oil




Mix the beef mince, onion, fresh oregano, breadcrumbs, dried oregano, cumin and egg together in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Divide the mixture into 16 even-sized balls then press to form flat patties. Place on a tray, cover and put in the fridge.

To make salsa, dice the tomatoes and place in a bowl. Add the spring onion, chilli, zest and juice of lime and coriander leaves. Season to taste.

Remove beef patties from the fridge. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat and cook the patties in batches for about 5 minutes, turning once until cooked through. Transfer to a plate as you go.

Wipe out the frying pan with kitchen towel and place back over the heat. 

Lay a tortilla on the bench and spread with the mashed avocado. Scatter over the cheese. Place 2-3 beef patties on each and finish with the tomato salsa. Fold in half.

Slide filled tortilla into the frying pan, in batches, and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning once until the tortilla is crisp.

Serve with lime for squeezing.



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