Fiesta Time

Sometimes we just need a quick and festive meal. Especially on days like Mondays when you’re just getting back into the groove of the work/school week. That’s why I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. It’s a Quesadilla recipe. I think they’re festive because  you can have it as fun bar food, a great appetizer, party food, or just as a meal. Anyhow they’re real simple and quick to make.

First, you’ll need your Quesadilla ingredients which are

  1. Ground beef, chicken, or turkey ( I personally use Turkey as the healthier alternative)
  2. Taco Seasoning (You can usually just buy the small packages)
  3. Flour Tortillas
  4. A package of blended Mexican cheese

Second, you’ll need your topping ingredients

  1. Sliced Lettuce
  2. Sour Cream
  3. Salsa (from a jar of made from scratch)
  4. 1 Avocado

Once you have all your ingredients it’s time to get cooking.

  1. Heat the skillet with and add cooking spray (or oil) and let that heat for about a  minute
  2. Throw your beef in the skillet and add the seasoning in. You’ll cook for about 10-15 minutes depending on the amount of ground beef you decide to cook.
  3. Next take a flour tortilla and add the meat and then cheese. Then add another tortilla on top.
  4. Place the entire thing on a George Foreman type grill. If you don’t have one use a low heated skillets. You want to place the Quesadilla in the first one and add the second one on top. Leave the Quesadilla on the grill or skillet until it’s a golden color and toasted.
  5. Once your Quesadilla is toasted you can cut it up and add your toppings.

Total prep time is about 30 minutes or less. This recipe can feed 2 to 4 people and there will be leftovers for the week 🙂

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. It’s quick, fun, and very tasty. Plus it just has that warm comforting feeling that you need after a long day, mid-semester-itis, or the start of the week.  Happy Fiesta Time!

-The Hungry Red Fox

P.S. I made my salsa from scratch. If you would like the recipe let me know. It’s authentic Mexican salsa, my mom’s recipe.

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