Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe: Best 6 Health Benefits

Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe is a quick and easy weeknight meal. It is a combination of the classic Quesarito and Tacos al Carbon.

The crunchy corn tortilla shell is replaced with a crisp flour tortilla shell, providing more flavour to the quesadilla filling.

The chiles are removed because they add a lot of heat to this dish, making it too spicy for most people. This recipe will require about 20 minutes to prepare.

This is an updated version of the Quesarito Recipe posted on Friday, February 6, 2012, after I tried the recipe myself. I have removed all the negative comments from people saying this recipe is a bust and does not work.

How to make Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe

Prepare time: 20 min

Cook: 5 min

Total: 25 min

Served: 4 people

Equipment:

  • Skillet
  • Griddle
  • Long-handled metal spoon
  • Nylon brush
  • Tortilla warmer
  • Nonstick spray
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Cheese grater
  • Plastic wrap
  • Multiple plates
  • Large bowl
  • Serving platters

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 21.5 ounces of cheese (I used pepper jack cheese) – divided into 3 equal amounts (about 2 cups each)

Cooking Directions:

Step 1: Mix flour and salt in a large bowl, make a well in the centre and pour in water. Add vegetables and cooking oils. Mix by hand until the dough come together and no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.

Step 2: Place the dough ball in a gallon ziplock bag and close the bag, pressing out any air. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Step 3: Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and knead for about 30 to 45 seconds or until smooth and elastic. (It should feel soft like a ripe banana when you press your finger on the dough)

Step 4: Divide dough into as many pieces as you want to make quesadillas. I used 2 balls of dough each time to make 8 thin quesadillas. 

Step 5: Place the dough on a large plate and cover it with plastic wrap. Let the dough sit in a warm area for about 20 minutes or until it is pliable.

Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe
Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe

Step 6: Heat your skillet. For best results, use a non-stick pan so that you do not have to add oil later for frying. If you use an iron skillet, add a light layer of vegetable oil and heat the pan over medium heat for about 30 seconds to one minute before adding the quesadilla batter.

Step 7: Pour 1/2 cup of batter onto the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes. The batter should be golden brown but not burnt. If it is too dark, you may use less vegetable oil for cooking the next batch of quesadillas.

Step 8: After 5 minutes, flip the quesadilla and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes or until done. Repeat with all the remaining quesadillas.

Step 9: After cooking all the quesadillas, place them on a tortilla warmer while they are still hot. (You may use the top rack of your dishwasher if you do not have a tortilla warmer)

Step 10: Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese on half of the quesadilla and place another cooked quesadilla on top. Continue with this procedure until you finish with all the shredded cheese.

Step 11: Toast the tortilla in a skillet over medium heat for about 1 minute on each side. Serve immediately.

Nutrition facts of Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe

  • Calories: 1067 kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 116 g 
  • Protein: 52 g 
  • Fat: 66 g 
  • Fibre: 12 g 
  • Sodium: 1784 mg 
  • Cholesterol: 1588 mg 

Best 6 Health Benefits of Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe

1. High in Protein  

The Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe is a good source of protein. It contains 52 grams of protein per serving, which is more than the recommended intake for most adults.

Protein is needed to build cells and tissues. It also helps repair and maintains muscle tissue, making it an important nutrient for athletes.

2. High in Zinc  

Zinc is an important mineral for the human body. It’s important for healthy immune system function, blood cell development and hormone production.

Also, a zinc deficiency in your diet can cause many health problems, such as a weak immune system, decreased sperm count and infertility.

3. High in Iron  

Iron is an essential mineral required by all living cells to carry oxygen through our blood and tissues. The body uses iron to produce haemoglobin which carries oxygen in our red blood cells. Iron also helps carry oxygen in our tissues.

4. Good source of Potassium  

Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe
Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe

Potassium is a vital mineral for properly functioning your muscles, nerves, digestive system and heart. The body does not produce Potassium on its own; therefore, it must be obtained from the food we eat.

5. High in Fibre  

Fibre is extremely important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. It is important in regulating your blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Fibre also helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL).

6. High in Calcium  

The Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe is a good source of calcium. Calcium is needed by the body to maintain strong bones and teeth, muscle function, gland activity and nerve transmission.

Taco Bell Quesarito calories

The Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe is a healthy option you can have. However, it has high calories. One serving (1 quesadilla) contains 1,310 calories and 61 grams of fat, and 186 grams of carbohydrates.

Taco Bell Quesarito price

You can make the Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe at home with a few simple ingredients, but you need to spend a little more. To make 6 quesadillas costs. about $4.60 (1 serving) or $1.10 per quesadilla.

Steak Quesarito Taco Bell

The Steak Quesarito is a variation of the Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe. The Steak Quesarito is made with steak, lettuce, seasoned beef, sour cream, and cheese sauce instead of ground beef and creamy cheddar cheese sauce.

Conclusion

The Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe is a popular Mexican-style quesadilla recipe sold in Taco Bell restaurants. If you want to enjoy Taco Bell in the comfort of your own home and save money, try cooking the Taco Bell Quesarito Recipe at home. It is tasty and easy to make.

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FAQ

How does Taco Bell make the Quesarito?

To make their Quesadillas, Taco Bell uses specially designed equipment to press the tortillas together and fold them like a burger. They use this equipment to press the sides of the tortilla so they don’t come apart, which would happen if they folded it the traditional way.

How do you make a Quesarito?

To make a Quesarito, melt a block of cheese between the tortillas and fill with grilled steak, then add the other half of the tortilla and top with sour cream and more cheese. Wrap it up like a burrito, then heat it in a skillet.

Do you have to eat a Quesarito with your hands?

Nope! You can also use your hands to eat them or use any utensil as long as you don’t leave any holes that were not cooked on purpose.

What sauce is on a Quesarito?

For Quesaritos, they use their special sauce on the side so you can choose whether or not you want to add it to your Quesarito.