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Short Rib Quesadillas Recipe

The most amazing, easy, and tasty twist on quesadillas using short ribs!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 50 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: easy quesadillas, short ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 498kcal


  • 1-2 pounds boneless short ribs
  • 1 cup chipotle salsa
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • cojita cheese optional


  • In a slow cooker, place meat, salsa, onion and beef stock. Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker, shred, and place back in the slow cooker for 30 minutes.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove meat and onions from the slow cooker and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Place one tortilla in the bottom, then top with 1 cup cheese and 1/3 of the meat mixture and place a second tortilla on top. Cook until cheese starts to melt and the tortilla starts to brown (about 3-4 minutes), and then flip the quesadilla and brown the other side (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Repeat two more times.
  • Cut into triangles and serve warm with chipotle aioli.


We sprinkled ours with cotija cheese, just like the restaurant ? but it would be good with Parmesan or mozzarella on top, too.


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1112mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 4mg