How to make Quesarito
The quesarito is a popular menu item available at Taco Bell restaurants. Basically a quesarito features a quesadilla and burrito rolled into one; the burrito is usually filled with seasoned beef, premium Latin rice, Chipotle sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, and then wrapped up in a grilled quesadilla that is loaded with melted cheese.
The quesarito does not belong to the original idea of Taco Bell, as Chipotle restaurants designed it from their secret menu. The idea of preparing a quesarito dates back to 2011. However, Taco Bell has added their own innovative ideas of preparing a quesarito, before including this dish in their mainstream menu in 2014.
We have divided the ingredients in three parts; first for beef preparation, second for the cilantro-lime rice preparation, and the last one for the assembling. Let us know all the ingredients that you need to prepare this exotic dish.
FOR THE BEEF
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
FOR THE CILANTRO-LIME RICE PREPARATION
- 2 c. cooked white rice
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
FOR QUESARITO ASSEMBLY
- 8 large flour tortillas
- 1 1/2 c. shredded Cheddar
- 1 c. Nacho Cheese Sauce
- 1/2 c. sour cream
Method of Preparation
- Cook beef: Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat then add beef, chilli powder, cumin and paprika. Season with salt and pepper and cook until beef is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
- Make cilantro-lime rice: In a medium bowl, toss together white rice, lime juice and cilantro using a fork. Set aside.
- Make quesadillas: Heat a large non stick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add a tortilla and sprinkle cheddar cheese all over. Top with a second flour tortilla and cook until the cheese has melted, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas and cheddar to make 4 quesadillas.
- Build quesaritos: Working on a cutting board or plate, top the center of one quesadilla with some rice, meat, nacho cheese sauce and sour cream. Roll up into a burrito. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Reheat the nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add two quesaritos and cook until the outside quesadilla is golden and slightly crispy, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
For a Serving Size: 1 Quesarito (255.1g)
- Calories from Fat: 292.6
- Calories: 647.6
- Total Fat: 32.5g
- Saturated Fat 12g
- Trans Fat: 0.7g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 5.7g
- Cholesterol: 58.9mg
- Sodium: 1387.5mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 67.6g
- Dietary Fiber: 5.3g
- Sugars: 4.6g
- Protein: 21.2g
- Vitamin A0%
- Vitamin C3%
- Calcium: 4%
- Iron: 134%
*All percent daily value figures are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Reviewed October 6, 2017
We went for some quick Thursday night Taco Bell! First time at this location!
Om: Everything that you might expect from a well-run Taco Bell. The guy at the counter was actually very cordial and was willing to help, and he had knowledge of the food. The place was pretty empty, very clean. I ordered a quesarito, it was kind of like a rolled up quesadilla, and was very good!! Along with that, I ordered some soft shell tacos and a Doritos taco, and though I wish they loaded some more beef in them, they were still tasty. I would certainly go to this location again, a clean restaurant late at night can be rare. I would recommend trying that quesarito thing, it was surprisingly appetizing. Nom and I love going to Taco Bell, but not as much as I love my beautiful Nom!
Nom: If you want a small bite to eat and you don’t want to chance it with something you’ve never tried before, this is a solid bet. It was close to home, new-ish and very clean. I had a power bowl…sort of. I had a bowl of a little bit of rice, some black beans and chunks of chicken with cheese. I did order it with refried beans too but they forgot that part and it kind of looked like a ¼ of side dishes put together in a bowl. Still made a tasty snack with some chips so I really have no complaints! I’d happily go back with my handsome love!!!
Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed November 8, 2015
Taco Bell has this strange habit of bringing in one thing I like and then making it disappear.
Which is fine; I understand it's not good to have T Bell every day.First it was a sauce - (not one of the current and NOT Diablo, but a limited time only red sauce that was DELICIOUS - and now gone: FIRE-ROASTED BORDER SALSA. Please bring this back.)
And now the Volcano Quesarito. It seems to be limited time only, so perhaps this could be a staple or return more than once per year. Just a consumer
Other than that - you're doing great T Bell - keep it up.
Date of visit: November 2015
Taco Bell Menu Quesarito to continue, despite the rumours of removing the dish from the menu
Recently, stories have been circulating that Taco Bell is planning to refresh their menu by removing some of their popular menu items soon.
The company released a statement confirming that rumours about changing a few of their menu items were true to some extent, although they are removing the all time favourite Quesarito from the in-restaurant menu.
Taco Bell has confirmed that changes will be made to his menu on August 13. However, they confirmed that the favourite menu Quesarito will be soon available for online orders very soon.
“A Taco Bell spokesperson confirmed that the fast food chain is simplifying the menu in an effort to make orders “faster, safer and easier” for workers and customers. The changes come as the company shifted its priorities to digital controls and drive-thru in response to the coronavirus pandemic,” reported by FR24 News.
The Most Popular Queries
What is the meaning of Quesarito in Spanish?
Ans: The name 'quesarito' is a combination of two words; "que" and "burrito." Hence, in Spanish-speaking countries the quesarito is commonly known as the "what burrito."