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This Taco Bell Steak Quesadilla copycat recipe is loaded with steak and cheese blend. The quesadilla is cooked to perfection with a crispy texture.

Steak Quesadilla sliced and stacked on a cutting board
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We love making copycat recipes from our favorite restaurants. Check out my copycat recipe for Taco Bell Nacho Fries and Mexican Pizza. Making copycat recipes at home saves me time and money.

Beef Quesadilla Taco Bell is made from scratch but can also be made with leftover steak. If you love steak quesadilla recipe at Taco Bell then you must try this copycat recipe.

You may also love this Steak and Cheese Quesadillas and Blooming Quesadilla Ring.

Why This Recipe Works

This steak quesadilla Taco Bell recipe is loaded with flavor and made with simple ingredients. Taco Bell quesadilla is one my kids favorite thing to get at this fast food restaurant.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - mayonnaise, pickled jalapenos, sugar, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, steaks, oil, salt and pepper, flour tortilla, cheese,

For the Sauce 

  • Mayonnaise 
  • Minced Pickled Jalapeños 
  • Pickled Jalapeno Juice 
  • Sugar 
  • Cumin 
  • Paprika 
  • Cayenne Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Salt 

For the Quesadillas

  • Sirloin Steaks (chopped) 
  • Oil 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Burrito Size Flour Tortillas
  • Cheddar Cheese (shredded) 
  • Monterey Jack Cheese (shredded) 
  • American Cheese 

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Substitutions and Additions

  • Chicken QuesadillaChange the meat and make chicken quesadilla.
  • Jalapeno Peppers – Add slice jalapeno peppers before fold the quesadilla to cook until tortilla is crispy.
  • Sauce – Make spicy sauce by adding in cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

Step by Step Instructions 

Combining the sauce ingredients together in a bowl with a blue spatula

Step 1 – Mix together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.  Refrigerate until ready to use.

Cooking steak in a cast iron skillet

Step 2 – Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in the steak.  Season it with salt and pepper. Sauté until the steak is cooked through.  Remove from the heat.  Let rest for 5 minutes.  Then cut the steak into thin slices. 

Flour tortilla in cast iron skillet topped with shredded cheese

Step 3 – Lay a tortilla on the griddle or skillet once heated. Sprinkle ¼ cup of each of the shredded cheeses and half of the American cheese slices onto half of the tortillas. 

Flour tortilla in cast iron skillet topped with shredded cheese and steak strips

Step 4 – Spread ¼ of the steak mixture on top of the cheeses. 

Spreading sauce on the tortilla and topped with shredded cheese and steak strips

Step 4 – Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the sauce onto the other side of the tortillas (without the cheese and steak).

Folded tortilla in a cast iron skillet

Step 5 – Fold the tortilla in half.  Cook until golden brown and the cheese starts to melt.  Flip and cook until the other side is browned as well. 

Step 6 – Remove from the skillet or griddle.  Continue this process until all the quesadillas are made. 

Step 7 – Then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Quesadilla Sauce – Prepare the quesadilla sauce ahead of time so the ingredients to marinate together.
  • Steak – You can prepare the steak ahead of time and store in the fridge until ready to use.
Steak Quesadilla sliced and stacked on a cutting board

Serving Suggestions

How to Store Leftovers

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Steak Quesadilla dipping in sauce

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Taco Bell Steak Quesadilla

5 from 69 votes
This Taco Bell Steak Quesadilla copycat recipe is loaded with steak and cheese. The quesadilla is cooked to perfection with a crispy texture.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 637

Ingredients

For the Sauce:

For the Quesadillas:

  • 1 pound Sirloin Steaks chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Burrito Size Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 Slices American Cheese
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Instructions

  • Mix together all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add in the steak.  Season it with salt and pepper.  Sauté until the steak is cooked through.  Remove from the heat.  Let rest for 5 minutes.  Then cut the steak into thin slices.
  • Preheat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat.  Lay a tortilla on the griddle or skillet once heated.
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of each of the shredded cheeses and half of the American cheese slices onto half of the tortillas.  Spread ¼ of the steak mixture on top of the cheeses.
  • Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of the sauce onto the other side of the tortillas (without the cheese and steak).
  • Fold the tortilla in half.  Cook until golden brown and the cheese starts to melt.  Flip and cook until the other side is browned as well.
  • Remove from the skillet or griddle.  Continue this process until all the quesadillas are made.
  • Then they are ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 637kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 43g, Fat 43g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 9g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 139mg, Sodium 1486mg, Potassium 509mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 789IU, Vitamin C 3mg, Calcium 602mg, Iron 4mg

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