easy baked beef, bean and corn quesadillas
It’s hard to go wrong with a cheesy, beefy, crispy quesadilla. Adding some black beans and your favorite salsa to Ground Beef quesadillas makes this a no-brainer for your next Mexican night.
- 1 pound ground beef (95% lean)
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 cup prepared salsa
- 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
- 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted, drained well
- 8 small flour tortillas, warmed (6 to 7-inch diameter)
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
- Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.
- Stir in salsa, beans and corn; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened and heated through.
- Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange 4 tortillas on baking sheet, overlapping slightly, if necessary. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese evenly over tortillas. Spoon beef mixture evenly over cheese; top with remaining cheese and tortillas. Spray top tortillas with cooking spray.
- Bake in 400°F oven 11 to 13 minutes or until quesadillas are lightly browned and edges are crisp. Cut into wedges to serve.
Nutrition information per serving: 465 Calories; 144 Calories from fat; 16g Total Fat (7 g Saturated Fat; 6 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 97 mg Cholesterol; 1072 mg Sodium; 42 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.3 g Dietary Fiber; 39 g Protein; 5.4 mg Iron; 8.4 mg NE Niacin; 0.4 mg Vitamin B6; 3.1 mcg Vitamin B12; 7.6 mg Zinc; 38.6 mcg Selenium; 101.5 mg Choline.
This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Dietary Fiber, and Choline.