TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 carton (18 ounces) refrigerated fully cooked barbecued shredded beef
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • Chopped fresh tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 726 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1728mg sodium, 87g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, cilantro and lime juice; set aside. Heat barbecued beef according to package directions. Spread four tortillas with refried beans; top each with 1/2 cup beef and 1/4 cup cheese. Top with remaining tortillas.
  2. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, heat quesadillas over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut each into four wedges. Serve with shredded lettuce, sour cream sauce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Beef Quesadillas in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p56

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