Clever Ground Beef Quesadillas

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

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Yields5 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

 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

1

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.

2

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.

3

Bake on cookie sheet at 450°F (230°C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges.

Ingredients

 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

Directions

1

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.

2

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.

3

Bake on cookie sheet at 450°F (230°C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cut into wedges.

Clever Ground Beef Quesadillas
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