Crazy Quesadillas

Take an average cheese quesadilla to a more satisfying place! Crumbled Ground Beef, black beans, corn and salsa join melted cheese inside these hearty handhelds.

  • 30
    min
  • 4
    SERVINGS
  • 600
    Cal
  • 41 g
    Protein

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (90% to 95% lean)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) prepared salsa with black beans and corn
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded spicy Mexican cheese blend or shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large flour tortillas (10-inch diameter)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro

Cooking:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup salsa. Add remaining salsa, cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro to beef; mix well. Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture onto half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half to close. Place on baking sheet.

  3. Bake in 350°F oven 10 to 11 minutes or until filling is heated through and edges of tortillas are lightly browned and crisp. Sprinkle with cilantro, as desired; serve with reserved salsa.

601 CALORIES

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12g SAT FAT

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41g PROTEIN

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5.2 mg IRON

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7.4 mg ZINC

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* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 601 Calories; 207 Calories from fat; 23g Total Fat (12 g Saturated Fat; 5 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 11 mg Cholesterol; 111 mg Sodium; 53 g Total Carbohydrate; 4.2 g Dietary Fiber; 41 g Protein; 5.2 mg Iron; 8.8 mg NE Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.4 mg Zinc; 33.9 mcg Selenium.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber.

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