by Texas Homesteader ~
These Sheet Pan Beef Quesadillas make enough to feed 8 or more! Just layer large tortillas around a rimmed sheet pan, layer seasoned meat, onions & peppers with drained corn, black beans and shredded cheese. Bake until crispy. DONE!
What Are Sheet Pan Meals?
Sheet pan meals are fun. Basically you pile the ingredients for a meal onto a large sheet pan and cook it all at the same time.
These sheet pan beef quesadillas are easy. Just line a large sheet pan with flour tortillas, add seasoned ground beef veggies & cheese and bake until crispy.
Sheet Pan Jumbo Beef Quesadilla Ingredients
The ingredients for these large sheet pan beef quesadillas are simple:
Seasoned Ground Beef
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Baking Pan Size Needed For Sheet Pan Quesadilla?
The baking pan for this recipe will be the standard ‘half sheet pan’ size that measures 18″x13″. You’ll need two – one to hold the sheet pan quesadilla and another one to place on top.
What Size Tortillas For Sheet Pan Quesadillas?
To properly make these sheet pan quesadillas you’ll need a package of 8 large burrito-sized tortillas. This will give you the coverage required for a sheet pan quesadilla.
Layering A Sheet Pan With Flour Tortillas
You’ll want to layer tortillas around your sheet pan with half of the tortilla hanging over the sides so you’ll be able to fold them back over to cover the top of your quesadilla. It’s easy, layer tortillas like this:
Two tortillas on either long side of sheet pan, overlapping slightly with half hanging over edges of pan.
One tortilla on each short end, half hanging over the edge of the pan.
One tortilla in the middle to cover the center hole & form a solid base of tortillas.
Then you’ll top the tortillas with quesadilla filling & cheese, add one tortilla in the center of the top and fold the tortilla portions that are hanging over the pan back over on top of the filling to completely cover top of your quesadilla.
Cooking A Sheet Pan Beef Quesadilla
Here’s how you make your jumbo-sized sheet pan quesadilla:
Cook and drain ground meat with chopped onions & peppers.
Add taco seasoning, salsa, a can of drained corn & drained black beans. Cook a few minutes until thickened.
Brush the surface of one sheet pan with melted butter. Layer tortillas to cover the bottom as in the diagram.
Add quesadilla filling & top with shredded cheese. Add final tortilla to the middle. This will assure no filling will be left uncovered.
Then fold remaining tortillas on all sides back over filling to completely cover top.
NOTE: You can see here I didn’t spread filling all the way to the pan’s rim before folding tortillas over the top. But it’s better if you do, it keeps the quesadilla filling from being too thick to easily cut & serve.
Now brush surface of the tortillas with melted butter and top with a 2nd sheet pan to hold the tortillas down.
Bake your quesadilla in preheated 425ºF oven for 10 minutes. Then remove top sheet pan and return quesadilla to oven for another 10-15 minutes to brown the top.
Allow quesadilla to cool for a few minutes and then cut into individual servings.
Topping Options For Quesadillas
If desired there are a few fun topping options when you serve your homemade quesadillas:
Homemade Sour Cream Substitute – You can add a dollop of sour cream, but I use plain yogurt & lemon juice to make a healthier sour cream substitute.
Spicy Hatch Chile Sauce – A blend of Hatch chiles, Greek yogurt, fresh garlic & olive oil blended together.
Quick Homemade Garden Salsa – A quick topping of chopped fresh garden tomatoes, onions & peppers blended into a fresh salsa.
Homemade Pico de Gallo – a delightful mix of fresh tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro and lime juice.
Quick Guacamole – RancherMan likes to make his guacamole by mashing avocado, adding lime juice & drained mild or spicy Rotel tomatoes.
Or just fresh garnish such chopped jalapenos or chives.
What Sides Go With Beef Quesadillas?
We often eat quesadillas by themselves, they’re delicious and filling! But there are many Tex-Mex sides you can choose to go with your quesadillas. I love options such as:
Did you make these Sheet Pan Quesadillas? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
Sheet Pan Beef Jumbo Quesadillas
These sheet pan beef quesadillas make enough to feed 8 or more! And it's so simple to whip up quickly. A real crowd pleaser! #TexasHomesteader
- 8 count Burrito-sized flour tortillas
- 1 pound Ground beef
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 1-oz pkt taco seasoning (or 2 Tablespoons homemade taco seasoning)
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-oz can corn, drained
- 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 16 Ounce Shredded cheddar or Mexican-blend cheese (about 4 cups)
Preheat oven to 425℉.
In a large skillet, brown ground meat, onion, and bell pepper until meat is no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Drain and return to pan.
Add salsa & taco seasoning and stir to blend. Then add 1 can drained & rinsed black beans & 1 drained can of corn. Allow mixture to simmer and thicken about 5 minutes while you prepare the sheet pan with tortillas.
Lightly spray the inside surface of one rimmed sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. (I prefer to brush with melted butter)
Layer tortillas by placing 2 large tortillas on each long side of the pan and a tortilla on each short side end of the pan so that half of each tortilla hangs off the pan and the edges of the pan are completely covered. Place another tortilla in the center of the pan so that the baking sheet is completely lined with tortillas.
Top tortilla base with ground beef mixture spread evenly to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the meat mixture.
Place the final tortilla in the center top of the filling, then fold all other tortillas back over the filling, completely covering all the filling.
Spray top of tortillas with non-stick cooking spray. (I prefer to brush with melted butter)
Place a second baking sheet on top of quesadilla to hold the tortillas down.
Cook in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Then remove top baking sheet and continue to cook for another 10-15 minutes or until top is golden and crispy
Bring quesadilla out of the oven and allow to cool for several minutes before cutting into serving sizes. Serve hot.
NOTE: Spread filling on top of tortillas all the way to the pan's rim before folding tortillas over the top - this keeps the quesadilla filling from being too thick to easily cut & serve.
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- Meat & Cheese-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Quick Southwest Quesadillas
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- Instant Pot Goulash – Comfort Food FAST!
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