Sloppy Joe Quesadillas

When telling my family that we will be having Sloppy Joes for dinner I can’t help but add, “and their extra sloppy”. Ha!

I have no idea if I heard it on a movie or what, but I HAVE to say it. Every. single. time.

Of course, I think I am hilarious.

And these Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are no exception to that odd rule!

These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal idea! It's easy to have healthy and kid-friendly meals with recipes like this! These are simply the best homemade and quick quesadillas out there. Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party! Try our Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes recipe to add more vegetables to your diet and stretch your meat further if you are on a budget.

At our house, we eat quesadillas at least once a week. When Ryan is on shift, it is a simple meal for me to prepare for the kids and I usually eat whatever leftovers we have in the fridge.

You all know, leftovers are my jam and the kids’ are always more than thrilled to have quesadillas stuffed with shredded chicken or pinto beans.

Another regular family meal in our home are my Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes. They are packed with veggies and other whole food ingredients.

I eat my sloppy joes, bunless, and in a bowl with chopped dill pickles.  The rest of my family enjoys it on buns, or because I never remember to buy buns, on sliced bread.

As you can clearly see, we are high class around here. 😉

 

A healthy, easy, and delicious sloppy joe recipe made with tons of vegetables and a few simple pantry ingredients! This isn't your mama's recipe! This hearty dish contains 5 whole food ingredients and all the amazing flavors you have come to expect. If you are looking to bump up the nutritional value of your meals, this ones for you!

The recipe idea for these Sloppy Joe Quesadillas was from none other than my bestie and G&S contriburor, Sarah, who mentioned she serves a similar meal at her house. Obviously, with my own family’s love of quesadillas and sloppy joes, this recipe needed to happen.

If you aren’t familiar with Sarah yet, she has her own fantastic blog HERE.

Whether you deliberately set out to make these for lunch or dinner or they just sort-of-happen due to the fact that you have leftover sloppy joes in your fridge, you will fall in love with this meal!

Obviously, I hope you will use our healthy sloppy joe recipe, but if you have your own, by all means use that to make this fun recipe!

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In all honesty, I wondered if my kids would be hesitant to eat these quesadillas. However, when they gobbled them up in 2.8 seconds flat, I knew this “recipe” was a winner. I hesitate to say recipe because there are no exact measurements.

I know. How can I post a recipe without measurements?

Because I believe in you that’s why. …It’s WAY too simple for pesky measurements. You’ll see!

These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal idea! It's easy to have healthy and kid-friendly meals with recipes like this! These are simply the best homemade and quick quesadillas out there. Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party! Try our Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes recipe to add more vegetables to your diet and stretch your meat further if you are on a budget.

Here is what you will need:

Sloppy Joe meat mixture (leftovers), warmed

Shredded Cheese

Tortillas (flour, corn, rice, or GF)

These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal idea! It's easy to have healthy and kid-friendly meals with recipes like this! These are simply the best homemade and quick quesadillas out there. Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party! Try our Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes recipe to add more vegetables to your diet and stretch your meat further if you are on a budget.

Step 1: Heat a pan, large enough to fit the diameter of your tortillas, over low-medium heat. Now, let’s start building your quesadilla!

Step 2: Place the first tortilla on the hot pan. Sprinkle a light layer of shredded cheese. Then add a layer of your warmed sloppy joe mixture. Top the meat with another light layer of cheese. Lastly, add the 2nd tortilla to finish.

Step 3: Allow the quesadilla to cook for several minutes. (You may need to turn down the heat to low if the cheese is not melting and the tortilla is browning too quickly. Cooking low and slow will produce the best result!)

Step 4: Flip the quesadilla once the bottom layer of cheese is melted and the tortilla has slightly browned. Cook another few minutes until the cheese on this side is fully melted. Remove the quesadilla from the pan. Allow to rest and cool for a couple minutes. Use a pizza cutter to slice into several wedges. Top with chopped pickles or dip in sour cream if desired!

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These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal idea! It's easy to have healthy and kid-friendly meals with recipes like this! These are simply the best homemade and quick quesadillas out there. Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party! Try our Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes in this recipe to add more vegetables to your diet and stretch your meat further if you are on a budget.

Now it’s time for you to share what simple, on-the-fly meals you regularly make in your own home! I can’t to learn some new ideas from you.

Sloppy Joe Quesadillas

These fun and simple Sloppy Joe Quesadillas are the perfect family meal idea! It's easy to have healthy and kid-friendly meals with recipes like this! These are simply the best homemade and quick quesadillas out there. Use your leftover sloppy joe mixture and add shredded cheese and tortillas to the party! Try our Whole Food Makeovers: Sloppy Joes recipe to add more vegetables to your diet and stretch your meat further if you are on a budget. Find more "healthified" recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
Course: Leftovers, Lunch, Main Dish

Ingredients

  • sloppy joe mixture warmed, Try our Whole Foods Recipe
  • shredded cheese
  • tortillas flour, corn, rice, or any gluten-free option)
  • dill pickles optional topping
  • sour cream optional topping

Instructions

  • Heat a pan, large enough to fit the diameter of your tortillas, over low-medium heat. Now, let's start building your quesadilla!
  • Place the first tortilla on the hot pan. Sprinkle a light layer of shredded cheese. Then add a layer of your warmed sloppy joe mixture. Top the meat with another light layer of cheese. Lastly, add the 2nd tortilla to finish.
  • Allow the quesadilla to cook for several minutes. You may need to turn down the heat to low if the cheese is not melting but the tortilla is browning too quickly. Cooking low and slow will produce the best result!
  • Flip the quesadilla once the bottom layer of cheese is melted and the tortilla has slightly browned. Cook another few minutes until the cheese on this side is fully melted. Remove the quesadilla from the pan. Allow to rest and cool for a couple minutes. Use a pizza cutter to slice into several wedges. Top with chopped pickles or dip in sour cream if desired!

23 Comments

  1. The “and their extra sloppy”. is from Billy Madison and I say the same thing. That or a line from Bob’s Burger “they’re all sloppy and no Joe” 🙂

  2. I love sloppy joes but I would have never thought to serve this way! Brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop). I hope you’ll join us again tomorrow!

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

  3. I bet my kiddos would enjoy these. 🙂 They love quesadillas – or cheese moons, as they call the. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Savoring Saturdays, Sammi! 🙂

  4. Hi Sammi, Sounds like a great filling for quesadillas – I look forward to trying this! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janet

  5. This is such a great idea! My family will love this, thanks for sharing, Pinned 🙂

  6. I’m Mexican and I love quesadillas. But I also love sloppy joes. And now I find a recipe for sloppy joe quesadillas. Could it get any better??? Lol 🙂 I’m sure my kids will love this! Greeting from the Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    -Fabi at myheartofmexico.wordpress.com

  7. Your Sloppy Joe Quesadillas sound delicious and what a great way to use up leftover Sloppy Joe filling! Pinned. Thank you for bringing this delicious recipe to the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  8. Yum! These Sloppy Jo Quesadillas look super delicious! Pinning and stumbling!

  9. You have such a cute blog. This would be perfect dish for my kids. They would love it.

  10. This is a great idea that I’m certain will be a hit with my not-so-little-anymore kids. Thanks for the tip!
    Blessings, Leigh

  11. Great twist on Sloppy Joes!

  12. Yay! I’m so glad to see this “recipe” up on the blog. It’s a winner, folks!

    I have to give a shout out to my friend Kim Bishop for inspiring me to make this tasty creation for the first time. I was at her house one afternoon while she was preparing dinner, and she asked me if I’d ever used leftover sloppy joe meat to make quesadillas. Um..no….but that is BRILLIANT!

    Been hooked ever since.

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