Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beef Quesadillas - Kid Friendly Meal

This is another recipe from Real Simple.  I chose these Beef Quesadillas mainly for the kids, I figured it was a "different kind of hamburger" and I knew they would like that.  I served it with Spanish rice , refried beans and an avocado and tomato salad. Enjoy!!

Here what you need:
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 a red onion, chopped
1 pound of ground beef
pinch of cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and black pepper
4-8 inch flour tortillas - we prefer corn tortillas so we used them instead
1 1/2 cups of grated Monterey Jack cheese

What you do:
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the beef, cayenne, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
Heat broiler. Brush one side of each tortilla with 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil. Place 2 tortillas, oiled-side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top with the beef mixture, Monterey Jack, and remaining tortillas (oiled-side up). Broil until crisp and the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes per side.      Cut into wedges before serving.        

Recipe from Real Simple

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  1. Oh this is a great menu for kids! Yum!

  2. Real simple is PERFECT for when you need quick and easy and delicious recipes! These quesadillas look fantastic!

  3. Those quesadillas sound yummy! Thanks for coming by to share your recipe.

  4. You want to know something? I've never had a quesadilla (weird right?!)...guess that means I have to try out your recipe ASAP and see how I like it! :D Looks delicious!

  5. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Come back again next week

  6. Great recipe, it really looks delicious for big kids too. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!
    Miz Helen

  7. These look soo yummy! I know my kids would eat them! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

  8. danielle...i think my husband would arm wrestle any kid for these...yum! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.


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