Spicy Campfire Quesadillas: A Fiery Twist on a Classic

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Hey, campfire enthusiasts! Today, I’m stoked to share this killer Spicy Campfire Quesadillas recipe with you.

Now, quesadillas might not be the first thing you think of for campfire cooking, but trust me, they’re a game-changer.

Originating from Mexico, quesadillas are traditionally just cheese and tortillas.

But we’re going to kick it up a notch!

You’ll never go back to hot dogs after you’ve tried these by the fire. So, let’s get those taste buds tingling!

Spicy Campfire Quesadillas Recipe

Picture this: spicy jalapenos, melting cheese, and crispy tortillas—grilled to perfection over an open fire. To make this recipe even easier, having a dedicated campfire cooking kit on hand can be a real game-changer.

Spicy Campfire Quesadillas Recipe

Spicy Campfire Quesadillas

Sukhen Tanchangya
This is a mouth-watering, spicy treat perfect for warming up those chilly nights under the stars.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal


  • Campfire or portable grill
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tongs
  • Brush
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 8 medium-sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 cup black beans, drained
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing


  • Prep the Veggies: Start by slicing the jalapeños, red bell pepper, and onions. Make sure you've got all your ingredients within arm's reach.
  • Prep the Tortillas: Place a tortilla on a flat surface. On one half, layer a sprinkle of cheese, onions, peppers, chicken, and black beans. Fold the tortilla over to make a semi-circle.
  • Heat Things Up: Preheat the campfire grill or grate.
  • Ready, Set, Grill!: Carefully place the prepared quesadilla on the foil, then on the grill.
  • Cook Time: Close the grill lid or cover the quesadilla with another piece of foil. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden.
  • Finishing Touches: Remove from heat. Let it cool for a minute, then slice it into wedges.


Essential Note: Be cautious when handling jalapeños; consider using gloves to avoid irritating your skin or eyes.

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Nutrition Facts

Service SizeServingsAmount Per Serving% Daily ValueVitamins
1 quesadilla4Calories 40020%C, K

Spicy Campfire Quesadillas Cooking Tips and Tricks

Getting the quesadillas just right is easier than you think. Here’s how to up your game:

  • Cheese: Opt for a cheese that melts well. A Mexican blend usually contains cheese like cheddar, Monterey Jack, and sometimes mozzarella, which all bring unique flavors to the dish.
  • Spice Level: If you’re not a fan of too much spice, remove the seeds from the jalapeños. The heat mostly resides there.
  • Cooking: Keep an eye on the quesadillas as they cook. You’re looking for a crispy exterior and a gooey, melty interior. Turn frequently to avoid burning.
  • Extras: Feel free to throw in some additional fillings like corn or diced tomatoes for an extra burst of flavor.

Learn more: Fire-Grilled Veggie Medley


So there you have it, folks! A Spicy Campfire Quesadilla recipe that’s easy, fast, and out-of-this-world delicious.

Next time you’re around the campfire and hunger strikes, you know what to do. Till then, keep those coals hot and your spirits high! Happy cooking!

Also learn: Hot Dog Spirals with Mustard Drizzle

Sukhen Tanchangya

Sukhen is a passionate blogger and has a passion for camping. He enjoys cooking, especially over a campfire. Sukhen enjoys sharing adventure insights and outdoor cooking tips.

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