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Spicy Beef Quesadillas

Spicy Beef Quesadillas
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Looking for a spicy dinner using Old El Paso® salsa? Then check out these great beef quesadillas - perfect for Mexican cuisine! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb. lean ground beef
1
cup frozen corn
1/4
cup chopped green onions
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cumin
4
(8 to 10-inch) flour tortillas
5
oz. (1 1/3 cups) shredded hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
1/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4
cup sour cream

Steps

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  • 1
    In medium skillet, cook ground beef, corn and onions over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain. Stir in chili powder, salt and cumin. Cook 1 minute.
  • 2
    Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Place 1 tortilla in skillet. Layer tortilla with 1/3 cup cheese and 1/4 of beef mixture. Fold tortilla over. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Carefully turn quesadilla; cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve quesadillas with salsa and sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • A popular appetizer in Mexico, quesadillas are tortilla turnovers filled with cheese, refried beans or meat. These hearty beef-filled quesadilla wedges are served as a main course. To serve them as a appetizer or snack, cut them into strips or into smaller wedges.
  • Chili powder contains ground dried chiles, garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander and cloves.
  • While preparing this recipe keep the cooked quesadillas warm in a 200°F. oven. As the quesadillas are cooked, place them on a cookie sheet or oven-safe plate, cover them with foil and return them to the oven.
  • Serve these quesadillas with Spanish rice and assorted olives. For dessert, serve sliced papaya, mango, star fruit and banana tossed with lime juice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
300
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
16g
80%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
920mg
38%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
3g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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