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Meaty Quesadillas

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My friend Suzie shared this recipe on her “Food Fridays” blog a couple weeks ago and I  made it immediately.  Ground beef, strangely, is the only way I really like beef, and I love simple recipes.  Not to mention it’s not completely over-the-top calorie wise.  Win-win-win!

Oh yeah, and it’s good.  My husband says, “It’s really, really, really, really, really good!”  That’s the max amount of “really’s” he’s ever used so it’s gotta be good!

Meaty Quesadillas
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1 lb. lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
ground pepper to taste
2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced
6 10-inch flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar and pepper jack)
Salsa and/or sour cream, for serving

Cook the beef, garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt & ground pepper to taste over medium heat, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until it is no longer pink. Add the green onions and cook a few more minutes.

Heat a large griddle or nonstick pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and place 2 tortillas on the griddle (or 1 if using a skillet), and scatter ¼ cup of cheese on each. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Put a sixth of the beef mixture on half of each tortilla and fold into a half-moon. Continue to cook until the quesadillas are crisp, turning once. Repeat to make 6 quesadillas. Cut into wedges and top with salsa and/or sour cream.

Serves 6.

Nutritional Info (per serving, without salsa & sour cream): 461 calories; 27 g fat; 29 carb; 1 g fiber; 26 g protein.

Adapted from Food Network

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

11 responses »

  1. Mmm…Meat. I feel my carnivorous self growling. I don’t like beef that much. I dislike steaks. But I do love ground beef! Basically, I like my red meat processed. And preferably with cheese. Which is why I’d love these quesadillas! yum!

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    • We have that in common. I really can not jive with steak. Pretty much any beef, other than hamburger, I do not dig. For some reason it really tickles me that we have that in common.

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  2. Erin from Long Island

    mmmmmmmmm…In the summer I am a quesadilla addict! I make them at least once a week with leftover grilled veggies and chicken. These look great!

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    • Your veggie and chicken quesadillas sound really good and a lot healthier than these. I’d never made them before and now I know how easy they are, I think I’ll try some healthier versions.

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  3. This looks delicious, Veronica! I usually use a generous amount of sour cream + salsa for my quesadillas, and most tex-mex stuff actually. Is the nutrition info for the quesadillas alone or with that cute dollop of sour cream on top?

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  4. Hope everyone likes them :) They are a favorite of my husband’s too and have become a weekly recipe to make. Chicken quesadillas sound yummy too…going to put the thinking cap on…lol!

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  5. Just made these for dinner and they are a hit! So delicious..Thanks, Veronica!

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