Beef and Cheese Quesadillas with Pickled Onion

  • 20 Feb - 26 Feb, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 1 red onion

· ¼ cup white vinegar

· 1 teaspoon caster sugar

· Large pinch of salt

· 1 tablespoon olive oil

· 500 g lean beef mince

· 1 red capsicum

· 1 carrot

· 30 g taco spice mix

· 1 cup tomato puree

· 8 flour tortillas

· 1¼ cup pizza cheese

· 2 green onions

· ½ cup coriander leaves

· ½ cup sour cream


Combine red onion, vinegar, sugar, salt and ¼ cup water in a bowl. Set aside. Heat the oil in a frying pan over high heat. Cook mince and capsicum, for five minutes or until mince is browned. Add carrot and spice mix. Cook, stirring, for about one minute. Add tomato puree. Cook, stirring, until heated through. Set aside. Preheat a sandwich press. Place the tortillas on a clean work surface. Divide the mince mixture among tortillas and top with cheese, then remaining tortillas. Cook for two minutes or until golden and crisp. Meanwhile, drain red onion. Thinly slice green onion. Sprinkle quesadillas with red onion, green onion and coriander. Serve with sour cream.