Quesadilla Burger

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2020)

Quesadilla Burger:  Juicy burger topped with spicy jalapeno and creamy avocado ,stuffed inside a crispy quesadilla. Quesadilla + Burger = The Ultimate Mashup

quesadilla burger

I love biting into a thick and juicy hamburger with fresh fixings. Top it off with a flavorful sauce and I’m a happy girl. You can make almost anything into a burger.  You have to try my new mash up: the quesadilla burger.

If you like burgers or quesadillas you’ll love this quesadilla burger recipe. Have you ever had the Applebee’s quesadilla burger? It is the stuff my dreams are made of. Everyone dreams about two of their  favorite things coming together in one lip-smacking concoction. Right? Right?! Be right back I think the men in white coats are at my door again!

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What Is A Quesadilla Burger?


A quesadilla burger is a burger inside two flour tortillas stuffed with cheese. It has pretty much all the elements of a quesadilla and a cheeseburger in one great bite. My favorite part is that the flour tortillas become super crunchy. So much better than a soft bun!

What Is In a Quesadilla Burger?

First, we have flour tortillas and a hamburger patty of course. Then my favorite part the toppings! The Quesadilla burger is also topped with lettuce, tons of cheese, pico de gallo, bacon and mexi-ranch sauce. I love ranch on everything!

applebee's quesadilla burger

How Many Calories in a Quesadilla Burger?

I know this is information that many of people are looking for. Hold onto you seat. The Applebee’s version has about 1300 calories.

Luckily, when you make it yourself at home, you’re in control of what goes into your food. Our homemade version clocks in at a little under 900.It is going to taste just as awesome. Promise! 😉

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Applebee’s Quesadilla Burger Recipe

To make this amazing quesadilla burger, you’ll want to start off getting your burger ingredients together.  It’s just a few basic spices ,onion and garlic. Mix those together thoroughly to make sure we have flavor in every bite.

Then, go ahead and make two burger patties. I like mine on the thick side, but for this recipe you’ll want to make them as wide as you can. We want the burger to cover as much of the tortilla as possible!

Next, cook your burger the way you like it. I like mine well done with no pink. While the burgers are in the skillet, we’ll work on our toppings. Remember if my ingredients don’t suit your taste, feel free to switch things up!

We’ll cook our tortillas in the same skillet we used for the burgers Be sure to cook on both sides for maximum crispiness. Then we’ll add our cheese until it is nice and melty.

Finally add your toppings ,and cut in half. Make sure to have plenty of napkins on hand, these bad boys are messy!

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How to Make Burger Patties That Won’t Fall Apart

It’s not as hard as you think. I used to have problems with this, but I’ve learned the colder you keep the meat the less likely it is to fall apart. Fresh out of the fridge is best! I know at times we want to experiment and fill our burgers with different things, but just know that makes them more likely to fall apart on you when your cooking. This is why I prefer to add my flavor with toppings instead. In addition, if all else fails you can add an egg. It makes things sticky and can help hold the patty together. (Kind of like how it holds cookie dough together!)

quesadilla burger recipe

How Do You Cook Burgers on the Stove?

When most people think of burgers, they think of grilling. I actually cook mine on the stove top more often than not! The best pan to use is a cast iron skillet.

Before you put the burger in make sure the pan is very hot. This will ensure a nice sear on your meat.  Flip it over just one time when you can see the sides beginning to brown. Try to resist poking ,or flattening them, so the juices don’t escape. The juices are the best part!

Finally, add the other tortilla and top anyway you want. Get ready to wipe your chin because this burger is messy!

how to make quesadilla burgers

How Long Does it Take to Cook a Hamburger?

This depends on how you want your burger. If you’re looking for a medium rare burger, you can cook it for three minutes on one side ,and about four minutes on the opposite side. For a burger that is more well done,  I like to do three minutes on one side ,and six minutes on the other side. How long your burger cooks also depends on its size and thickness.

I think you’re going to find that this burger may replace your standard cheeseburgers. It is amazing and super filling. My mouth is watering even as I remember it’s deliciousness.

applebee's quesadilla burger recipe


Quesadilla Burger

Quesadilla Burger: Juicy burger topped with spicy jalapeno and creamy avocado ,stuffed inside a crispy quesadilla. Quesadilla + Burger = The Ultimate Mashup
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Southwestern
Keyword Applebees, copycat, Easy, homemade
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 Burgers
Calories 1145kcal
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For The Burger Patty

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef I used 80/20
  • 1/4 Medium Sweet Onion Finely Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

For The Quesadilla Burger

  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Cup Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Canned Corn Drained
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Tomato Sliced
  • 1/2 Avocado Sliced

For the Chipotle Ranch


For The Burger Patty

  • In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic, cumin, chipotle chili powder, and salt/pepper.
  • Grease skillet ,and heat over medium high heat.
  • Cook until burgers are your desired level of doneness. Drain grease.
  • Add four flour tortillas to the skillet, and top with cheese. Cook over medium high heat until tortillas are crispy and cheese is melted.
  • Add corn and burger to 2 of the tortillas. Top with tomato, avocado, and jalapeno peppers.
  • In a small bowl combine ranch dressing, chili powder, paprika, and salt/pepper. Drizzle over burger. Top with remaining tortillas.


Calories: 1145kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 1162mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 23.2mg | Calcium: 491mg | Iron: 7.6mg
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Quesadilla Burger adapted via Will Cook For Smiles


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