Barbecue Beef Quesadillas (Using Leftovers)

I few weeks ago I made a batch of Slow Cooker Braised Beef Steaks in Barbecue Sauce. I’d frozen the extra, and to do something a bit different with the last portion, and to stretch it out a bit I decided to make Barbecue Beef Quesadillas. One small foil container easily served the two of us (stretched out a bit with sauteed mushrooms). I think the beef might even have been tastier than the first time round.


Braised beef in barbecue sauce – 1 foil container (approx. 400g) including potatoes and carrots

Tortillas – 1-2 per person (depending on how full you want your quesadillas)

Olive oil – 1/2 tablespoon

Mushrooms – 3-4 per person (sliced)

Chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon

Grated cheese – as much as you like

Equipment: Ovenproof pan with lid, fork, frying pan, wooden spoon, 2 plates,


  1. Defrost the beef, put in ovenproof dish. Mash down the potatoes and carrots so the chunks aren’t too big, this also helps the sauce thicken.
  2. Reheat on the hob until it starts to simmer, cover and but in a preheated oven (190°/Fan 170°/Gas 5) for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in the frying pan, add the chilli flakes and mushrooms and saute over a medium until soft and cooked. Put on one of the plates and place it in the oven to keep warm. Wipe the frying pan clean with kitchen paper.
  4. Remove the beef from the oven, all the meat should have broken up, and the sauce become thick (if not put it back in the oven uncovered for a couple of minutes.
  5. Place 1 tortilla on another plate add the beef and top with the mushrooms and cheese.
  6. Fold over and place cheese side down in the frying pan on a medium-high heat. Cook until the torilla is as crispy as you like and the cheese is melted. Flipping once.
  7. Serve with potato wedges or rice.


6 comments on “Barbecue Beef Quesadillas (Using Leftovers)

  1. Quesadillas are one of those foods that make no sense in my mind. The deliciousness is disproportionate to the amount of effort it takes to make them (i.e. they are super easy to make, but almost always taste amazing)!

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