Clever Ground Beef Quesadillas

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abril 7, 2015

These mildly spiced, nutrient-packed beef quesadillas are more of a meal than the traditional cheese recipe.

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  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 5 mins

    20 mins

    25 mins

  • Productos: 5 or lots of kids


Pan-fry ground beef, seasoned with chili powder for 6 to 8 minutes, breaking meat into small chunks with back of spoon, until beef is browned and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Stir in cheese, refried beans, salsa and green onion. Spread 1/2 cup (125 mL) over 1 tortilla; top with a second tortilla. Repeat with remaining 8 tortillas.

Bake on cookie sheet at 450°F (230°C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges.

Cook's Notes 1: For a child-friendly no-spice version, use ketchup instead of salsa and reduce or omit the chili powder.
Cook's Notes 2: This recipe uses about half a can (14 oz/398 mL) of refried beans – the remaining beans can be frozen to use the next time you make a batch.
Cook's Notes 3: These quesadillas can also be browned on the grill or in an un-greased skillet, turning after browning on each side.
Cook's Notes 4: As a substitute for refried beans, mash ¾ cups (375 mL) kidney or pinto beans with a potato masher.
* An excellent source of Iron (36% RDI) and Zinc (46% RDI))


12 oz (375 g) Extra Lean Ground Beef Sirloin or Extra Lean Ground Beef

1 tbsp (15 mL) Chili powder

½ cup (125 mL) EACH shredded light Cheddar cheese and refried beans

⅓ cup (75 mL) Salsa

1 Green onion, chopped

10 Small flour tortillas


Información nutricional

Total Carbohydrates54g