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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Leftovers, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: All American
Keyword: leftovers, quesadilla, shredded cheese, sloppy joe, tortilla
Servings: 4
Calories: 601kcal
Cost: $5.00


  • large pan
  • spatula


  • 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


  • 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!