Sheet Pan Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 3 pounds ground meat (beef, turkey or pork)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons hamburger seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons salad supreme seasoning (or other favorite)
  • 8 large tortillas
  • 28-32 slices American cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Slice bacon strips in half and cook them in batches in a large skillet. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of the drippings.
  2. Transfer the bacon grease to a large pot.
  3. Over medium heat, cook the ground meat in the bacon grease, adding the minced onion and seasonings as it starts to brown.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  5. Line a 11-by-17-inch rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper and arrange 6 of the tortillas on the bottom. Situate them so each side has two tortillas and each end has one tortilla, all of which hang a little more than half way over the side of the pan (these will be folded over the top). Place a seventh tortilla in the center, overlapping the other tortillas.
  6. Place American cheese slices over the tortillas, using enough to cover the bottom and cutting them in half if necessary to fit.
  7. Spread the cooked meat evenly over the cheese.
  8. Place another layer of cheese slices over the meat, again making sure to use enough to get full coverage.
  9. Place bacon strips on top of the cheese.
  10. Place the final tortilla in the middle on top of the bacon slices.
  11. Fold over the rest of the overhanging tortillas onto the top of the meat and cheese, overlapping the tortilla in the center.
  12. Brush melted butter over the tortillas.
  13. Cover the buttered tortillas with a piece of parchment paper.
  14. Take another sheet pan, press it down onto the top of the parchment paper and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  15. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the tortillas are browned and crispy.
  16. Remove from the oven, take off the top pan and the parchment paper and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before cutting into rectangles.
  17. Serve hot as is, or with your favorite burger condiments.
  18. When reheating, wrap each quesadilla section tightly in aluminum foil and bake at 325 for about 10 minutes.

The inspiration for this incredibly tasty sheet pan meal came from Dan Shaba on TikTok. His video can be viewed here.

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