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Quesadillas or Burgers? Let’s combine the two! Today we’re firing up the grill and making delicious quesadilla burgers. They’re full of flavor, packed with a kick of heat, and real easy to do!

Quesadilla Burger Recipe - Easy grilled quesadilla burgers.

Aside from summer backyard barbecues, we enjoy hamburgers in several different ways. From without the bun to a nice hearty potato roll, and even with grilled tortillas!

Hamburgers are something we grill at least once a week. They’re a simple weeknight meal that comes together quickly. Because we cook them often, we like to create new recipes using simple ingredients. 

Today’s quesadilla burgers have a nice kick of heat, plenty of cheese, juicy flavor, and will hit the spot when you want something different!

Spicy Burger Recipe


To make the quesadilla burgers, we’re going to break out the Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce and a few other of our favorite toppings.

Rather than simply topping our burgers with spicy ingredients, we’re taking it to a whole new level — Adding Texas Pete® Hot Sauce directly to the ground beef.

Adding the hot sauce to the ground beef gives our spicy burger recipe a whole new depth of flavor.

Quesadilla burgers on the grill for summer cookouts.

Thin Burger Patties


As you know quesadillas are really thin, so how can we make a thin burger? My first secret is a binder.

Add an egg to the mixture will help bind the hamburger patties together. Mix an egg into your burger meat, and you can make super thin burgers without them falling apart.

My second secret to thin burgers is to use a rolling pin! Create 5 inch balls of ground beef and flatten them out into disc shapes. Finish thinning the patties by using a rolling pin.

The patties should be about 1/3rd of an inch thick with the center of the patties thinner than the edges.

Quesadilla burger recipe with thin burgers

Texas Pete® Hot Sauce


So we talked about binding the beef to make thin burger patties. Now it’s time to talk about adding the heat! Everyone loves spicy food and you don’t need to be a top chef to be a part of the Texas Pete® Tribe.

Aside from Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce, I’m also adding Texas Pete® Green Pepper Sauce on top of the burgers for added pizazz!

Adding pepper sauce to hamburgers

Katie decided she wanted even more, and you know.. Happy wife happy life, right?

Adding hot sauce to hamburgers

Yes, it’s edgy, awesome, and perfect for summer cookouts.

Heck, you can even add Texas Pete® to takeout food to kick it up a notch! Join the tribe and make these quesadilla burgers extra flavorful!

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I picked up a sweet 4 pack of Texas Pete® products on Amazon, you can also find their products at a store near you check out the product locator here.

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Quesadilla Burgers


Now let’s get our quesadilla burgers on! A fun barbecue recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Go bunless with deliciously juicy burgers fresh off the grill, loaded with flavor and spice – squeezed between two grilled tortillas.

Quesadilla burgers. How to make quesadilla burgers on the grill

Find more inspiration via the Texas Pete® website here!

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Quesadilla burgers. How to make quesadilla burgers on the grill
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5 from 2 votes

Quesadilla Burgers

Grilled quesadilla burgers. Spicy, cheesy, and juicy burgers between two grilled tortillas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $8

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients

  • 8 count 4-inch flour tortillas
  • 1-1/4 lbs ground beef 80% lean works great for grilling
  • 1 count large egg (optional but helps bind the burgers)
  • 1/2 to 1 tbsp Texas Pete® Original Hot Sauce
  • 1 jar Texas Pete® Green Pepper Sauce Add to taste
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese or cheese of choice
  • 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Pico De Gallo I like to mash it until it's saucy
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to high heat (450-500 degrees F.)
  • Mix ground beef, hot sauce, and egg in a bowl with your hands or stiff spoon. Divide and roll ground beef into 4 balls; press them into discs about 1/3rd inch thick
  • Brush flour tortillas with cooking oil on both sides
  • Oil grill grates; place patties and prepared flour tortillas onto grill and cook for 3-4 minutes each side, topping with cheese about 1 minute after flipping. Watch the tortillas so you don't burn them
  • Remove burgers and tortillas; assemble by placing the burger patties onto one tortilla and topping the burgers with lettuce, sour cream, pico, and Texas Pete® Green Pepper Sauce before placing the second tortilla on top.
  • Serve

Video

Notes

Tip: use plastic wrap and a rolling pin to flatten the burgers into thin patties.

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