No matter how many burgers I grill, no matter how many people are eating, I always have one elusive cheeseburger left. Well, really there are always two burgers left, but my husband, who daintily claims he's so full, picks and picks at the second-to-last burger until it's gone, leaving me with the elusive one cheeseburger.
So I'm always searching for a way to upcycle it into a leftover meal. I've tried smashing it down into a sauce and mixing it with pasta, but I'm always met with lackluster results. So because I have an obsession with quesadillas (translation: I like taking almost anything, shoving it between two corn tortillas and calling it a day), I had this brilliant idea to make cheeseburger quesadillas. I was hoping they would turn out as fabulously as the cheddar bratwurst quesadillas I made last summer.
Yep, just as tasty. Seriously, what doesn't taste good in quesadilla form?
1 leftover cheeseburger
Slices of American cheese
In a separate bowl, mix together 1/8 cup mayo with 1 tablespoon ketchup and 2 teaspoons sweet relish. Season with salt. Taste and readjust flavors if necessary. Set aside.
Smash the leftover cheeseburger on a plate with a fork.
Heat a swirl of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add one corn tortilla. Add a slice or two of cheese, some cheeseburger, lettuce, raw onion and a dollop of sauce.
Lay more cheese on top and then put another corn tortilla on top. Season with salt. Cook until the cheese gets a little goey and each side develops a golden color.
Cut in triangles and devour.
Repeat until all of the ingredients are gone.
This is the best way I found to use up that one mocking cheeseburger. You'll be wishing you had more than one cheeseburger to use. Oh, the irony.