Cheesy Ground Beef Quesadillas

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef -I used ‘extra lean’
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted beef stock
  • 12 oz shredded cheese blend -about 3 cups (or combination of cheddar, monterey jack and pizza mozzarella)
  • 6 flour tortillas -mine were about 7 – 8 inch diameter
  • cooking spray -to grease pan

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 F (to keep quesadillas warm while cooking batches).
  • In a pan (I used non stick) on medium heat add olive oil.
  • When shimmering, add ground beef, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Heat until cooked through, breaking into crumbles with a wooden spoon, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and stock and cook 1 -2 minutes more.
  • Remove beef from pan into a bowl. If there is any excess grease drain/remove.
  • Distribute about 8 ounces (or 2 cups) of cheese among all tortillas  (on one side of them). NOTE: reserve the remaining 4 ounces (or cup of cheese).Also, if your tortillas are smaller or larger than the size I used, the quantity you yield will vary.
  • Distribute ground beef on top of cheese.  Then, sprinkle remaining 1 cup (or 4 ounces) of cheese on top of ground beef. Fold tortilla over so you have a half moon shape.
  • Working in batches (about 2 quesadillas per batch), spray cooking spray into pan and cook quesadillas (on medium low heat) for about 2 minutes per side until golden brown and cheese is melted (carefully turning and watching to ensure they don’t burn). While continuing batches, place cooked quesadillas on a baking sheet in preheated oven to keep warm.Cut each half moon in half. Serve with salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1.6mgNutrition FactsCheesy Ground Beef QuesadillasAmount Per ServingCalories 252Calories from Fat 153% Daily Value*Fat 17g26%Saturated Fat 8g50%Cholesterol 54mg18%Sodium 446mg19%Potassium 176mg5%Carbohydrates 9g3%Fiber 1g4%Sugar 1g1%Protein 15g30%Vitamin A 340IU7%Vitamin C 0.3mg0%Calcium 210mg21%Iron 1.6mg9%* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Resep ini bersumber dari: https://girlheartfood.com/

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