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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8 comments:

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

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

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

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  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!

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  5. thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Come back again next week http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  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

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  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!

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  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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