Ground beef and bean quesadillas

I came across a recipe for beef and bean quesadillas and it seemed very basic, like a great foundation I could build upon. I added veggies and this is great for the nutritional value and to stretch out the servings in the recipe. We all know how expensive even ground beef is anymore. Try this out for Cinco de Mayo if you are celebrating next Monday!

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Serve these alongside avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos and whatever else you like.

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Beef and bean quesadilla, based on this recipe from Blog Chef

Ingredients:
1lb lean ground beef (or chicken or turkey or venison)
½ cup refried beans
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies (drained)
1 (4 ounce) can chopped jalapenos (no need to drain)
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped peppers (any color – I used a combo of green, yellow and red)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
4 tortillas
Butter (for spreading)
Cheese of your choice
Garnishes – any including lettuce, tomato, avocado and cilantro

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease. Stir in fried beans, green chilies, jalapenos, onion, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Cook over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until heated through.
Step 2: Heat another skillet to medium-low heat. Brush one side of a tortilla with butter, place butter side down into the pan. Evenly sprinkle cheese over one half of the tortilla. On the other half of the tortilla, add some of the meat mixture. Cook until the bottom has browned and the cheese has melted. With a spatula fold the half of the tortilla without the meat mixture over the half with the meat mixture and press down. Remove from the pan. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Step 3: Cut into wedges with a pizza cutter and serve.
(Makes 4 large servings)

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I like to use these 100 calorie tortillas. Place your meat on one half of the tortilla.

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Cutting these with a pizza cutter is the easiest way to serve them I think. Load them up with veggies such as tomatoes, onions, avocado, lettuce, jalapenos, cilantro and salsa. Yum! Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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One Response to Ground beef and bean quesadillas

  1. Yum! I LOVE quesadillas! I forget about making them most of the time!

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