Monday, May 2, 2011


Super quick recipe for a night when you don't have a lot of time for dinner! You can change them up and add whatever you like (one recipe I have seen adds black beans, I'm just not a fan).

1 package of tortilla rounds (7 or 8-inch ones work perfectly)
1 pack of either ground beef or ground turkey
chopped peppers (I use a red and a green)
half of a chopped onion
1 small can of tomato paste
5 tbs pico de gallo (or chopped tomatoes with a bit of cilantro works too!)
mini pepperonis (not necessary, but a nice touch of spice)
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese (shredded)

First, brown your meat in a skillet, then throw in the peppers, onion, pico, and mini pepperonis. Stir those around for about a minute, then add in your can of tomato paste, making sure that it gets distributed evenly throughout the meat. Once it is done, add your salt and pepper to taste. Now lay out your tortillas, and evenly divide the meat among them (only putting the mixture on one half of the tortilla - you will fold them over later). When I made this tonight, I got 6 tortillas out of the amount of mixture I had made. Then add some cheese over top of your meat, and fold each tortilla in half. When I was to that point I just washed my skillet and used it again (less clean-up later). Spray cooking oil (or my personal fave, PAM) into the skillet and put two folded tortillas at a time in there. Use your spatula to flatten them, and after about a minute over medium heat, flip them one time. Once both sides are browned, remove them from the skillet and place onto a plate. Continue until all your tortillas are cooked!! Then, cut each tortilla in half to have your yummy quesadilla wedges :)


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