These paleo ground beef quesadillas are a grain-free and dairy-free take on a classic. They’re easy to make on a stovetop!

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What are Quesadillas?

Quesadillas are a traditional Mexican dish, usually made with 2 corn or flour tortillas, filled with cheese, beans, spiced meats, and traditional Mexican spices! Quesadillas are pretty much their own food group here in Texas, and were one of my favorite dishes to order at Mexican restaurants with my family when I was growing up!

Traditionally, quesadillas are made with corn or flour tortillas, dairy, nightshades, and beans, but this version is gluten-free, grain-free, corn-free, dairy-free, and paleo!

Why is this Paleo Ground Beef Quesadilla amazing?

They are made with healthy ingredients

They are made with no grains, corn, flour, dairy or beans, and nightshade-optional, all while tasting just as delicious as traditional Mexican quesadillas!

They are effortless to make

These are perfect to whip up on a busy weeknight or when you just don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, but want an incredibly delicious and flavorful meal!

 

How To Make This Paleo Ground Beef Quesadilla

  • Cook the beef & veggies: Using a large pan, add the ground beef along with the garlic, onion, and seasonings. Crumble with a wooden spoon and brown thoroughly. Remove from the pan when browned and the onions are cooked. Clean out the pan.
  • Cook the quesadilla: If needed, quickly microwave (or heat in a pan) the tortillas to soften them and make them easier to fold without breaking. Heat the avocado oil in a pan and add the softened tortilla. Carefully add about 1/3 cup of the cooked beef and about 3 tbsp of queso to one side of the tortilla (amount will vary depending on the size of the tortilla). Use a spatula to fold the tortilla in half. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side to crisp. Carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until crisped to your liking. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate. Continue with the remainder of the tortillas.
  • Finish & serve: Once the quesadillas are all cooked, slice each one in half. Top with fresh cilantro and green onion and serve with salsa and guacamole on the side.

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The Ingredients for this Quesadilla

Ground beef

You can also use something like shredded chicken!

Almond flour tortillas

You can also try to sub cassava flour tortillas

Dairy-free Queso

You can use Siete foods, or use this for a nut-free and dairy-free queso option!

Garlic, Onion, Lime, Dried Cilantro, Oregano, Chili Powder, Sea Salt & Black Pepper

These fully round out the delicious flavor of these quesadillas! You can omit the chili powder & black pepper for AIP.

Fresh Cilantro & Green Onion

To garnish the quesadillas!

Salsa and/or Guacamole

To serve with these quesadillas

 

Can you use other meat fillings?

Yes! My husband loves shredded chicken in quesadillas and you can totally do that instead if you prefer.

Can you use a different tortilla to make it AIP?

The Siete food’s almond flour tortillas really work great for this, but you can also try to do it with Cassava flour tortillas. If you want a storebought AIP option, you can try to use their burrito sized tortillas which are AIP!

What can you serve with these quesadillas?

You can serve these quesadillas with so many things, the possibilities are endless! Here are some ideas…

 

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Paleo Ground Beef Quesadillas


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 Quesadillas 1x

Description

These paleo ground beef quesadillas are a grain-free and dairy-free take on a classic. They’re easy to make on a stovetop!


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Ingredients

To garnish:

  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp green onion, chopped

To serve:

  • Salsa of your choice
  • Guacamole of your choice

Instructions

  1. Using a large pan, add the ground beef along with the garlic, onion, and seasonings. Crumble with a wooden spoon and brown thoroughly. Remove from the pan when browned and the onions are cooked. Clean out the pan.
  2. If needed, quickly microwave (or heat in a pan) the tortillas to soften them and make them easier to fold without breaking.
  3. Heat the avocado oil in a pan and add the softened tortilla. Carefully add about 1/3 cup of the cooked beef and about 3 tbsp of queso to one side of the tortilla (amount will vary depending on the size of the tortilla). Use a spatula to fold the tortilla in half. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side to crisp. Carefully flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until crisped to your liking. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate. Continue with the remainder of the tortillas.
  4. Once the quesadillas are all cooked, slice each one in half. Top with fresh cilantro and green onion and serve with salsa and guacamole on the side.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 263
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Protein: 26.6g