recipe

Quesadilla Burger: the effortless recipe for a tasty Applebee’s copycat

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
136
Immagine

If you’ve ever been to Applebees, you know that one of their most popular items is the Quesadilla burger. Yes, you know we love fusion foods, and when two of our favorites come together  like quesadilla + burger = quesadilla burger, so we want to try it in our own kitchen! So if you wanted to try this in your home, then make sure you make this Applebee's copycat.

A juicy burger combined with fresh toppings, wrapped in a crispy tortilla—what’s not to like?! Add your favorite sauce and a cold soda, and it’s the perfect meal for a hot day.

Quesadilla Burger Ingredients

Burger – for this recipe, we used a 200g beef burger, but you can also use lamb or game meat.

Tortilla – use white flour tortilla for best results.

Lettuce – we prefer a crunchy iceberg lettuce.

Caramelized onions – use store-bought onions or make your own.

Cheese – nothing screams burger like good old American cheese, but feel free to use.

Sauce – use a store-bought burger sauce or make your own.

How To Make Quesadilla Burger

Making a quesadilla burger is easier than you may think.

Grilling The Burgers

Cut the burger into a square shape and set it aside. Then cook the burger in vegetable oil over medium heat. Make sure that the burger is cooked to a safe internal temperature. The internal temperature should register at 160°F.

Assembling Quesadilla Burger

Once the burger is cooked, it’s time to assemble the quesadilla burger. Start by placing burger sauce and lettuce in the first quadrant. Place caramelized onion on the second quarter. Then place the beef burger on the next section.

Finally, add the cheese to the last section and then start folding the quesadilla. Carefully fold each quadrant over the next.

Toasting The Tortillas

Place the filled quesadilla on a hot griddle pan and cook until golden and the cheese has melted.

Immagine

What To Serve With Quesadilla Burger

We like our quesadilla burgers with coleslaw, salsa, and guacamole.

Serve the quesadilla burger with fries and your favorite sauce.

Here are a few sauces you can try:

Ranch: mix together ½ cup yogurt, ½ cup Ranch dressing, ¼ cup tomato sauce, and 1 tsp taco seasoning.

Burger sauce: mix together ½ cup mayo, 3 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp diced pickles, and 1 tsp hot sauce.

Quesadilla Burger Variations

To make this keto, make sure to use a keto-friendly tortilla.

Give it a Mexican flavor by adding corn, salsa, and sliced jalapenos to the filling.

Tips For Applebee's Quesadilla Burger Copycat

For this recipe, it’s best to make your own burgers. Use 80/20 ground chuck for best results.

While the quesadilla burger is best served immediately, you can make the separate components ahead of time.

Slice the lettuce, grate the cheese, and shape the hamburger. Store these in airtight containers (making sure to separate the raw beef from the fresh ingredients) in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

These quesadilla burgers are great for work or school lunchboxes. Simply wrap them in wax paper, and then in foil.

How To Store Quesadilla Burger

The quesadilla burger is best enjoyed right after assembly. But you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Ingredients
burger meat
200 g
tortilla
Lettuce
caramelized onions
Cheese
burger sauce

Instructions

Cut the burger into a square.

Drizzle vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat.

Cook the burger on both sides. The internal temperature should register at 160°F.

Once the burger is cooked, it’s time to assemble the quesadilla burger. Start by placing burger sauce and lettuce in the first quadrant.

Place caramelized onion on the second quarter.

Then place the beef burger on the next section.

Add cheese to the last section and then start folding the quesadilla.

Fold each quadrant over the next.

Place the filled quesadilla on a hot griddle pan.

Slice.

Serve and enjoy!

136
Immagine
Every dish has a story
Find out more on Cookist social networks
136