Quesadillas


A quesadilla is a Mexican dish that consists of a tortilla that is filled with cheese and other ingredients, then grilled. Quesadillas are typically made with flour tortillas, but they can also be made with corn tortillas. The fillings can be anything from meat to vegetables to beans. Quesadillas are a popular dish in Mexican restaurants and are often served as an appetizer or main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Pico de gallo, for serving

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until soft. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

3. To assemble the quesadillas, place a tortilla on a work surface. Spread 1/4 cup of the cheese over the tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup of the beef mixture. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

4. Place the quesadillas on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crispy. Serve with sour cream and pico de gallo.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many potential changes and improvements that can be made to this recipe. For example, you could use different types of cheese, add more spice to the beef mixture, or change the vegetables that are used. You could also make smaller quesadillas that are served as appetizers. Nutritional Information

Quesadillas are a high-fat food because of the cheese and beef. One quesadilla contains approximately 500 calories. If you are watching your fat intake, you could try using low-fat cheese and ground turkey instead of beef. You could also make smaller quesadillas that are served as appetizers.

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Dairy

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