Daddy, how are quesaritos made? Well you see son, when a quesadilla loves a burrito very much… this recreation of Taco Bell’s Sriracha Quesarito is born.
Some of you are going to judge me, but I’m okay with it. I’m ready for the haters. Here it is. Sometimes, a guy’s gotta get TB. As in Taco Bell. My wife doesn’t get it. Whatevs.
To be honest, I’m really impressed that TB is constantly innovating and always trying new menu ideas. Sure, a bunch of them are major flops. But sometimes they get it right. Really right. Like when they rolled out their Sriracha Quesarito. It was so legit. Huge flavor with a punch of heat (another reason why TB is good in my book… when they say something is spicy, they mean it). But then I went to order it the other day and they said it was for a limited time only! #dayruined
So I did what any reasonable person in that situation would obviously do. I
cried created a version of the Taco Bell Sriracha Quesarito recipe at home.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term quesarito, let’s break it down and blow your mind. You see, some genius with a shared vision of fattiness like myself thought up one day… what if I make a burrito, but with a quesadilla. Yea, I know. That person deserves a Nobel Prize.Print
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 Quesaritos 1x
- Large flour tortillas
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Kosher salt
- Taco Seasoning (recipe below)
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Sriracha Cream Sauce (recipe below)
- Sour Cream
for the Taco Seasoning
- 1/2 tablespoon flour
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
for the Sriracha Cream Sauce
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sriracha
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of Kosher salt
- Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat in a medium skillet. Add ground meat and brown, stirring occasionally and breaking up into bite-size crumbles. Season generously with Kosher salt. Lower heat and stir in taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Simmer uncovered for about 6-8 minutes, until water is evaporated and taco seasoning has created a glaze. Remove from heat.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place a thin, even layer of shredded cheddar cheese on a tortilla. Cover with another tortilla and place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Cover quesadilla with another piece of aluminum foil and seal.* Cook in preheated oven for about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove from foil and top with Cilantro Lime Rice, Ground Beef, Sriracha Cream Sauce, and Sour Cream. Roll into a burrito and devour.
for the Taco Seasoning
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
for the Sriracha Cream Sauce
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and add more sriracha if a spicier sauce is desired.
*Make sure to seal your quesadilla in foil or else the tortillas will get a little crispy, making it difficult to roll into a burrito.
Feel free to substitute regular rice for the Cilantro Lime Rice if that’s easier for you!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
While You’re At It… Grab Some Tacos!
Carnitas Tacos with Pickled Onions and Salsa Verde
Animal Style In-N-Out Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Luau Pulled Pork Tacos
Vegetarian Swiss Chard and Onion Tacos
Korean Steak Tacos with Kimchi and Gochujang Aioli
Here’s Some Inspiration From My Friends:
Coconut Crusted Baked Avocado Fries by Mike @ The Iron You
Spicy Hawaiian Carnitas Tacos by Matt @ Real Food By Dad
Boozy Queso Blanco by Christine @ Cooking with Cakes
I have never heard of a quesarito before but WOW. I need this in my life!! I hate going somewhere and expecting there to be what you went for…and to be told it was a temporary thing. Glad you took matters into your own hands because this looks awesome!
Hahaha thanks Alyssa!
Chris the blog is on FIYA right now!!!! seriously obsessing over your last few recipes, they are all so incredible! You must have a very happy preggos lady at home, I can tell ya that much! pinning all your ish like a stalker right now lol
oh and thanks for my mention, I was too distracted by this quesarito to notice 😉
Hahaha thanks Christine! Yea, she’s definitely not complaining!
Kevin | keviniscooking
Chris this looks so tasty. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of this quesarito before, even here in San Diego, but I’d mack on that no problemo!
Hahaha what’s not to like, right? Burrito in a quesadilla? Sold.
Any time I can eat fast food without actually going there, I’m sold. This looks awesome!
No hating coming from me. Boy and I actually have ordered and devoured the TB sriracha quesarito before… because sometimes you gotta eat 😉 yours looks better though, and I’d definitely feel better about myself if I had your version! ♡ Thanks for not being ashamed of sharing your south of the boarder order And for recreating it ♡Cheers, buddy!
Hahaha glad to know I’m not the only one that indulges in TB!
I’d love to try taco bell one day. We don’t have it here, over in Europe. But until then I can also come back to this recipe as a substitute 😉
Major bummer! That’s why all you guys in Europe are so healthy!! No fast food lol!
This is definitely a judgement free zone! There’s something about the hot sauces at Taco Bell that keeps me coming back for more haha. I like your homemade version of the quesarito!
Hahaha I secretly stock up on their hot sauces so when I make stuff at home, I have a stash 🙂
you had me at Sriracha…these look amazing! So glad I workout daily to eat this delicious food ;)! hahaha
You know it! Sriracha is pretty darn addicting, isn’t it?!
Chris, you are killllling it with the Cinqo de Mayo recipes. Now no one needs to feel bad for getting taco bell, they can just make these masterpieces at home! These look awesome.
Hahaha thanks! I kinda get a little over-excited around this time of year!
I’ve probably only been to Taco Bell one or two times in my life, so I definitely missed the memo about quesaritos – thank you thank you thank you for bringing this wonderful creation to my attention!!
Thank-you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went in to get one at Taco Bell two weeks ago and literally hit my knees in front of the register and yelled nooooooooooooo! I was so sad. You saved my life! I am about to make it for the second time in a week at home. Yes. I was completely addicted! You, sir, are my hero!