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Make these Hand-Held Triangular Pockets stuffed with Meat, Sauce, and Cheese for your next Taco Tuesday. Serve them with a dipping sauce on the side. They are just too good!

What is a Trisadilla

Trisadilla is all in the Fold to create that triangular shape. It is the same as a Quesadilla except the tortilla is cut in half, stuffed, and folded into a triangle much like a samosa. Serve them Single for an appetizer or snack, in Triplets for a lunch, or in Six-pieces for a meal.

Trisadilla Components

You can make a wide variety of Trisadillas, but they all come down to some key ingredients. Flour Tortilla, Meat Filling, Sauce/s, and Cheese.


Use a 10-inch or 12-inch Flour Tortilla toasted a bit in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned. Use Storebought or homemade tortillas. Once heated through and browned a bit, set them aside on a plate or waxed paper.

Meat Filling

You can practically stuff these with anything. The recipe below uses Taco Seasoned Ground Beef cooked in a way to yield Taco Bell style meat. But other variations are listed below.


I generally go with Salsa & Sour Cream. Although a whole host of sauces can go on and is really a matter of preferences. Use Red Taco Sauce, Cilantro Sauce, Guacamole, Hot Sauce, Nacho Cheese. It’s really up to you to create a wide variation of the Trisadilla.


Load it up with Cheese. Use Tex Mex Cheese, Three Cheese Blend, (Mozaa, Cheddar, and Monterey Jack), Marble Cheese, or whatever else your belly might desire.

How to fold Trisadillas

First Fry up the tortilla a bit to warm through and lightly brown. Then slice the Tortillas in half for each Trisadilla.

Step 1Taco Meat Filling

Step 1

With 1 half of a 10-inch or 12-inch tortilla sliced in half, place a couple of spoonfuls of cooked Taco Seasoned Ground Beef.

Step 2 Three Cheese Blend

Step 2

Sprinkle on a bit of a three-cheese blend.

Step 3 Salsa

Step 3

Spoon on Salsa.

Step 4 Sour Cream

Step 4

Spoon on Sour Cream. Add in any vegetables if desired like Lettuce, diced Onions & Tomatoes.

First Fold

Step 4

Fold over one-third of the way and flatten a bit.

Second Fold

Step 4

Fold over again to create the Triangular shape. You can also add a bit of cheese between the first and second fold.

How to Cook Trisadilla

Heat a skillet up over medium heat for a few minutes until warm. Then place the Trisadilla in seal side down. Cook for about 25 – 30 seconds and flip to cook the other side until golden brown and crisp.

You can also cook these in a Panini Grill or a double-sided Grill for a few seconds or Brush them with oil and bake them at 350 F until crunchy to your liking.

Trisadilla Dipping Sauces

Depending on the type of Trisadilla, serve them with the appropriate Dipping sauce on the side. Use common dipping sauces for Tacos with Taco Trisadillas or common dipping sauces for Pizza with Pizza Trisadillas.

Variations of Trisadilla

There are so many ways to make a Trisadilla and these are really good too, so I will be making a few variations of these and posting them here. Be sure to check back for different versions.

Donair Trisadilla

Stuffed with Donair Meat, Donair Sauce, Cheese Blend, Diced Onions & Tomatoes. Optionally add lettuce.

Donair Trisadilla
Donair Trisadilla

Pizza Trisadilla

Stuff em with your favorite topping and a bit of Pizza Sauce with a Mozzarella Cheese Blend. Serve with a side of Donair Sauce or Garlic Sauce for dipping.

Pizza Trisadilla
Pizza Trisadilla
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Taco Trisadilla stuffed with Taco Meat, Three Cheese Blend, Salsa, and Sour Cream. Folded into a triangular shape and pan-fried.
Serve them single for a snack, in three's for a lunch, or 6 of them for a supper.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: Quesadilla, Taco Quesadilla, Taco Trisadilla, Trisadilla
Servings: 6 portions
Author: JAH


  • Skillet


  • 1 lb Taco Seasoned Ground Beef
  • 3 10" Flour Tortillas - – Sliced in half
  • pinch Three Cheese Blend - – Mozzarella, Cheddar, and Monterey Jack or Tex Mex
  • 1-2 Tbl Salsa
  • 1 Tbl Sour Cream


  • Prepare and Cook the Taco Meat according to the recipe.
  • Heat through and lightly brown the Tortillas in a skillet over medium heat. Slice the Tortilla in half and place on a plate or waxed paper to await assembly.
  • Arrange the Tortilla half, sliced side down and assemble.
    Taco Meat
    Cheese Blend
    Sour Cream
    Fold over the Tortilla about one third of the way and fold again to create the Triangular shape. Repeat for all Trisadillas.
  • Heat a skillet up over medium heat for a few minutes until warm. Then place the Trisadillas seal side down and fry for about 25 – 30 seconds. Flip and repeat for the other side.


Swap out the ingredients with any kind of meat, sauce, and cheese to create a wide variety of Trisadillas!
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