Copycat Applebee's Quesadilla Burger Tips
What kind of ground beef should you use to make the burgers?
Ground beef is a staple of many quick family dinners, but which kind of beef to use in those recipes is always the question. For almost all Taste of Home
recipes, we call for an 80/20 blend. This is a good mix of lean meat to fat, so your burgers
are still juicy. You’re free to switch up the kind of beef if you’d like, but know that your burgers may be less juicy and flavorful if you go for a leaner option.
How can you make copycat Applebee's quesadilla burgers your own?
If you want to stray from the copycat recipe, you can get creative in a number of different ways. You could make your own ranch dressing
and mix in a little taco seasoning for added zip. Or, you could make a homemade pico de gallo
, which is a great way to use garden-fresh tomatoes.
What can you serve with copycat Applebee's quesadilla burgers?
The first thing I think of when it comes to anything spicy is a nice cooling guacamole
. It’s a nice counterpoint to the pico de gallo. Another fun idea would be to have a cheese sauce
to dip quesadilla burger halves into. Who wouldn’t like more cheesy goodness?
—James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor
1 burger: 925 calories, 67g fat (27g saturated fat), 189mg cholesterol, 1640mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 53g protein.