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Chili Beef Quesadillas

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Spritz one side of each tortilla with cooking spray; place plain side up in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spoon beef mixture over half of each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas over filling.
  • Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Carefully turn over; bake 5-6 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 353 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 475mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.
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  • JoeRD
    Jul 1, 2012

    Wonderful recipe..the family loves this.

  • VickiLynee
    Dec 17, 2011

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

  • Juliadp
    Mar 21, 2011

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

  • mjlouk
    Oct 11, 2010

    No comment left

  • getto140
    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.

  • lanie2764
    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.

  • too_cute_2_comfort
    Aug 7, 2009

    Plan to try this out!

  • agegen
    Aug 22, 2008

    These were awesome - a great meal for my family - everyone loved them!

  • villanova
    Jul 14, 2008

    Excellent! I used a pound of beef so I added more chili powder and hot sauce. It wasn't at all spicy. Any leftovers are great mixed in with eggs the next morning and wrapped in a tortilla.