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Beef and cheese quesadillas with pickled onion

  • 0:05 Prep
  • 0:11 Cook
  • 4 Servings


  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 30g sachet salt-reduced taco spice mix
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 1/3 cups grated pizza cheese
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup sour cream


  • 1
    Combine red onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and 1/4 cup water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • 2
    Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook mince and capsicum, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until mince is browned. Add carrot and spice mix. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomato purée. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until heated through. Set aside.
  • 3
    Preheat a large sandwich press. Place 4 tortillas on a clean work surface. Divide mince mixture among tortillas. Top with cheese, then remaining tortillas. Working with 2 quesadillas at a time, place in sandwich press. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, drain red onion. Thinly slice green onion. Sprinkle quesadillas with red onion, green onion and coriander. Serve with sour cream.

Source: taste.com.au


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