Roast Beef Quesadillas


This Roast Beef Quesadilla recipe is ready to slice and serve in less than 30 minutes thanks to shortcut ingredients like cooked beef roast au jus and a jar of salsa. Sliced peppers and fresh cilantro take this roast beef recipe south of the border.

Roast Beef Quesadillas on plate
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 17 ounce package refrigerated cooked beef roast au jus

  • ¾ cup bottled chunky salsa

  • 1 ½ cup sliced sweet and hot peppers (2 yellow, 2 jalapeno)

  • 4 10-inch flour tortillas

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Preheat broiler. In large skillet combine beef in its juices, salsa, and peppers. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up beef.

  2. For quesadillas, spoon some of the beef mixture on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas over meat, then fold in quarters. Place on a sheet pan lined with foil. Sprinkle cheese on each tortilla top. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas just begins to crisp. Top with cilantro to serve.


  1. Quesadillas are a tasty way to use yesterday's roasted chicken, pork, or beef roasted in their own juices. For chicken and pork, substitute thick barbecue sauce for the chunky salsa.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 983mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 177.1mg 886%
Calcium 222.1mg 17%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 409mg 9%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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