Sheet Pan Quesadilla

I needed a new spin on our usual taco night at the house, so I decided to try this! It still involved the same ingredients we would use to make our regular tacos. I know every family makes their tacos a little bit different, or has a different variety of toppings! So feel free to make this recipe all about you and your family, and substitute or add in anything that you might see fit! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground venison or beef
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8-9 large flour tortillas
  • Tomatoes, green onions, cilantro for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large skillet cook the venison until no longer pink. I’d say about 6-8 minutes! Drain the excess grease, then toss in the peppers and onion. Cook for another two minutes while seasoning with the cumin, garlic powder, paprika, and chili powder.
  2. On a baking sheet, place 6-7 tortillas around the edges of the pan. Place another two in the center so you no longer see the bottom of the pan. Then top with the venison mixture, and cheeses! Spread it around evenly – – so nobody gets shorted when they cut their piece LOL.
  3. Place two tortilla shells on top of the venison mixture, and then work to fold each tortilla towards the center. *This was the key part* – Place another baking sheet on top of your folded tortillas, it really helps keep the shape since your shells aren’t warm yet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until your shells are desired texture! If you want them a little more crispy, increase your cooking time.
  5. Pull out of the oven with second baking sheet still on top, and let it sit for about five minutes. Then slice into rectangles and serve with all of your favorite toppings!

Enjoy!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my lifestyle blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 28 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for four years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is two, and Payton Jeanne is our newest baby girl who was born this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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