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Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Beef Quesadillas Recipe

Quick-cooking ground beef is the perfect ingredient for on-the-run cooks. Try serving these quesadillas with your favorite taco toppings, such as sour cream, salsa, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sliced olives.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Paprika


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, chilies, oregano, cumin and salt. Cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Brush one side of each tortilla with butter. Spoon 1/2 cup of the meat mixture over half of unbuttered side. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese; fold in half.
  • 3. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 475° for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cut into wedges. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 488 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 214212
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"Good basic recipe. However, 10 minutes in a 475 oven is way too long."

fatdaddy0 User ID: 7661257 38829
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

"A little on the bland side. I think I would throw in some jalapenos next time. For the kids though the spiciness was good."

mhuddlestun User ID: 5946594 81674
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"Very tasty and quick! Topped with lettuce,tomatoes, sour cream and mango salsa! Served with spanish rice and corn!"

annabanana2483 User ID: 3075257 111969
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"Was so good!!! Family loved it"

lbeazley User ID: 2254240 97101
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Very easy and great!!"

Tiggerfannn User ID: 1300524 97006
Reviewed May. 12, 2009


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