Crazy
Quesadillas

Cook Time:  Up to 30 Minutes  |  Servings:  4

Crazy Quesadillas

ingredients:

ingredients:

  • 1 lb Star Ranch Angus® Ground Beef (90% to 95% lean)
  • 1 jar (16 oz) prepared salsa with black beans and corn
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded spicy Mexican cheese blend or shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large flour tortillas (10-inch diameter)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into ¾ inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup salsa. Add remaining salsa, cheese and 1/4 cup cilantro to beef; mix well. Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture onto half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half to close. Place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake in 350°F oven 10 to 11 minutes or until filling is heated through and edges of tortillas are lightly browned and crisp. Sprinkle with cilantro, as desired; serve with reserved salsa.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.


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Ground Beef

Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness. 
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