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Quesadillas al Greco

January/February 1996

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Surprise your taste buds with this Greek twist on the Mexican staple.



READER'S COMMENT:
"ugh leave out the cinnamon! it smells wierd while cooking and tastes even weirder, at least to me... "
Quesadillas al Greco

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 3 ounces lean ground beef, (1/3 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 8-inch tortillas, preferably whole-wheat
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese, (2 ounces)

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add beef, garlic, cinnamon and oregano; cook, stirring, until the beef is no longer pink, about 1 minute. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain off fat; return the meat to the skillet. Stir in water and tomato paste; cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Season with pepper.
  2. Spread the meat on tortillas, dot with feta and fold each tortilla in half.
  3. Heat a large dry skillet over medium-high heat. Place two of the filled tortillas in the skillet and toast until heated through, about 1 minute per side. Repeat with the remaining filled tortillas. Cut each one into 4 wedges and serve hot.

Nutrition

Per serving: 219 calories; 8 g fat (3 g sat, 3 g mono); 22 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 2 g fiber; 448 mg sodium; 91 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (22% daily value), Selenium (19% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat


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Recipe Categories

Ethnic/Regional
Mexican
Southwest
Greek
Servings
4
Main Ingredient
Beef
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Appetizers
Lunch
Snack
Holiday
Super Bowl
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
30 minutes or less
Publication
January/February 1996
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