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Chili Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Chili Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Served in whole wheat tortillas, these scrumptious beef and veggie quesadillas pack a healthy dose of fiber. They’re spicy enough to suit my husband, but mild enough to please our 2-year-old son. Robyn Larabee - Lucknow, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, cook and stir the mushrooms, zucchini, carrot, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper sauce until vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, cilantro and beef mixture.
  • 2. Spritz one side of each tortilla with cooking spray; place plain side up in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture over half of each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas over filling.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Carefully turn over; bake 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla equals 353 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.