Steak Quesadillas

pieces of quesadilla with dips.

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Steak Quesadillas, with gooey melted cheese and tender steak in every bite, are perfect for game day, parties, or dinner with some chips and salsa. This oven method is an easy way to make four at a time plus the prep work is quick, too.



For the Quesadillas

  • 1 (8-oz) sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheese blend
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Optional Toppings


  1. Move an oven rack to the top spot in the oven. Turn on the broiler to high.
  2. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Place the slices in a small mixing bowl and sprinkle the taco seasoning over the top. Toss the sliced steak with the seasoning to coat it evenly.
  3. Place the tortillas on a sheet pan. Place half of the cheese on one half of each tortilla, leaving the other half plain.
  4. Layer the seasoned steak on the cheese, sprinkle cilantro over the top, and add the rest of the cheese. Fold the tortillas in half and lightly press down on them.
  5. Place the sheet pan under the broiler. Cook the quesadillas until they are golden in spots and crispy. Carefully turn them over and cook them until the other side is golden and crispy. (see note)
  6. Slice each quesadilla in half and serve them with the toppings on the side.


Steak: Be sure to slice the steak against the grain. Also, the steak will cook through as long as it’s thinly sliced. Use a sharp knife, and don’t slice the steak strips more than 1/8″ thick.

Cooking tip: Keep an eye on the quesadillas while they cook. The cooking time will vary based on your oven, but it will be quick. I like to rotate the pan halfway through so they cook evenly – Once they are golden and crispy, flip them over to cook on the other side, rotating the pan again, if needed.

Leftovers: Leftover quesadillas will keep for a few days in the refrigerator. The tortillas will soften, so I like to reheat the them in an air fryer to crisp them up again.