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Chili Beef Quesadillas Recipe
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Chili Beef Quesadillas Recipe

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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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Chili Beef Quesadillas in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p23

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.

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"Wonderful recipe..the family loves this."

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This is fantastic! One of our family's favorites."

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"Fantastic tasting and full of veggies -- what a combo!"

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I had the day off today and wanted to try something new. I found this in my pile of magazines and I am so glad I did. My husband and I both LOVED these and will make them again this week with the left over mixture I still have. I added a little bit of green pepper, but didn't change anything else."

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"Made these last night for supper and they were great. I just used taco seasoning instead of the chili powder. I will make them over and over."

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