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Clever Ground Beef Quesadillas

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Clever Ground Beef Quesadillas

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

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Serving: 5


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

1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder

½ cup (125 mL) shredded light Cheddar cheese

½ cup (125 mL) refried beans

⅓ cup (75 mL) salsa

1 green onion, chopped

10 small flour tortillas


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.

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