Quesadillas with Cilantro Cream

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Recipe: Quesadillas with Cilantro Cream

Summary: Plan ahead and save time in the drive-thru.. You can have this on the table in the amount of time you would wait in line for fast food when your in a hurry for quick meal.. oh yeah plus the money you save can go for those new shoes you want!!

Ingredients

  • For the Cilantro Cream:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 teaspoons green hot sauce
  • For the Quesadillas:
  • 2 cups leftover Mini Skillet Meatloaves, crumbled (or 1lb seasoned ground beef or ground turkey)
  • 1 14.5-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Make the cilantro cream: Puree the sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce in a blender until smooth.
  2. Prepare the quesadillas: Mix the meatloaf, beans, scallion, cumin, cayenne, and salt and black pepper to taste in a bowl.
  3. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese, then top with one-quarter of the meat mixture and another 1/4 cup cheese. Top with another tortilla and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining butter, tortillas and filling. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with the cilantro cream.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Recipe adapted from Foodnetwork.com

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