Quesarito Recipe

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1 lb. ground beef

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper


2 c. cooked white rice

1 tbsp. lime juice

2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro


8 large flour tortillas

1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar

1 c. Nacho Cheese Sauce

1/2 c. sour cream


Cook beef: Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat then add beef, chili powder, cumin and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and cook until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.

Make cilantro-lime rice: In a medium bowl, toss together white rice, lime juice and cilantro using a fork. Set aside.

Make quesadillas: Heat a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add a tortilla and sprinkle cheddar cheese all over. Top with a second flour tortilla and cook until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas and cheddar to make 4 quesadillas.

Build quesaritos: Working on a cutting board or plate, top the center of one quesadilla with some rice, meat, nacho cheese sauce and sour cream. Roll up into a burrito. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Reheat the nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add two quesaritos and cook until the outside quesadilla is golden and slightly crispy, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

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