Always on the run? Here is another quick 10 minute meal. This time, yummy Quesadillas! A crowd pleaser for sure!
You will need:
- a package of large flour tortillas
- 1 lb. of ground beef or ground turkey
- shredded cheese of your liking. I like Mozzerella, Cheddar, Mexican style
- diced tomato, if desired
- sour cream, salsa, guacamole, used as dips
- Tortilla Chips
Brown ground beef or ground turkey, your choice! As your meat is cooking, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and minced onions.
When your meat is all cooked… drain. While your meat is draining in a separate drainer, wipe the excess grease out of your skillet with a clean cloth or paper towels, careful not to burn yourself.
Spray skillet with non-stick spray. On low/medium heat, add a tortilla in the skillet, spread the cheese FIRST, this will help everything adhere. Top with meat, sprinkle AGAIN with shredded cheese on the other side of the meat, and diced tomato, if desired. Place another tortilla on top of the meat mixture and spray with non-stick spray (for flavor and to keep it from getting too dry). Cook on Low/Medium Heat for 3-4 minutes until all has melded together, pressing with your spatula so everything will stick together. Tortillas should be sticking to the meat mixture, compliments of the cheese.
Remove from skillet and put on a plate…cut quesadillas into quarters or eighths, depending on who you need to feed. If you need to cook more, just repeat steps above.
My family loves these so I will make the first large quesadilla and put in the oven to keep warm while I am cooking the second. This way everything is warm at the same time.
I love to serve this with tortilla chips and sour cream, salsa, and/or guacamole for dipping.
You can get super fancy with this and serve with rice, beans, tortilla chips, etc. This is also a very simple, quick, filling way to get some protein into your kids after those practices or during the weekend when you are at home watching your favorite sporting event.