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!
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.
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