Shredded Beef and Mango Quesadillas

It’s no secret that I’m a Mexican/spicy/jalapeno-aholic.

But have I shared with y’all how giving your food a little kick can help jack up your metabolism?

Yep. I think it has something to do with the capsaicin – it may help your body burn calories. I’ve also heard that it helps your mood by releasing serotonin.

So, the next time someone asks you why you’re dousing an entire bottle of Cholula on your burrito, tell them it’s because you want to be a happy anorexic.


These yummies were made from the same batch of shredded beef I made these from. I loved them; the mango is such a great balance to the jalapenos…not to mention all the hot sauce on mine.


Shredded Beef and Mango Quesadillas

3 cups leftover shredded beef (approximately)

Taco seasoning packet

1/2 – 1 cup water

1 mango, diced

1 avocado, cut into chunks or strips

1 cup black beans

Pickled jalapenos (I have a feeling these would be great on them too!!)

Monterey Jack cheese

Flour Tortillas

Sour cream, lettuce and salsa to serve with

Freshen up the beef by putting in a skillet with about half of the packet of taco seasoning, and combine the two together really well over medium high heat. When it starts to sizzle, pour in 1/2 cup of water and incorporate. If the water quickly evaporates, add a little more at a time until you get enough for the beef to simmer in for a few minutes. You don’t want it soupy at all, but just enough. Turn the heat down to medium low and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Assemble your quesadilla by layering the cheese, beef, beans, mango, avocado and jalapenos. Sprinkle on more cheese and top it off with another tortilla. Grill in a panini maker or grill pan….you could even make it in a regular skillet.




Happy Thursday!




  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I love sweet and spicy and these look delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck. Have a terrific weekend!

  2. wok with ray

    Mango definitely counters spice from jalapeno. These quesadillas is making me hungry. I just love all the stuffing you got there. Thank you for sharing these delicious recipe of quesadilla. 🙂

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