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Spicy Beef and Bean Mini Quesadillas

Spicy Beef and Bean Mini Quesadillas
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 15

Stack then as high as you can. Then eat. ...MORE+ LESS-

Bev Cooks
August 8, 2014

Ingredients

1
pound lean ground beef
1 1/2
tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2
small hot chiles, minced
1/2
red bell pepper, diced
1
(14.5 ounce) can Old El Paso™ Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1
(4 ounce) can Old El Paso™ diced green chiles
1
large lime
6
to 8 large Old El Paso™ soft tortillas
2
cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4
cup cilantro, for garnish
1/2
cup cubed avocado, for garnish
2
pinches coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Brown your meat in a large sauté pan. Add the taco seasoning, fresh chiles and red bell pepper. Throw in a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté another 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Heat the beans and the canned green chiles in small saucepan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • 3
    Using a cookie cutter, cut out little circles from each tortilla to make mini tortillas.
  • 4
    Spread some beans on one tortilla circle. Spread the meat mixture and grated cheese on another. Stack them, and place one more tortilla circle on top. Place back in a clean sauté pan for 1 minute per side, or until golden and the cheese has melted. Repeat with the remaining tortilla circles and beef and bean mix.
  • 5
    Garnish with lime juice, cilantro and avocado and serve immediately!
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • I'm sorry, but little tortilla circles, spicy beef, seasoned beans, chiles, and 27 truckloads of cheddar cheese? All piled up? All stacked up? Like a mountain? Like a boss? Like a tower? Like JENGA? OMG you could totally play Jenga with these . . . AND YOUR MOUTH. 

    I just got chills.

    Hello? 

    He. . . hello?

    I guess I'll just start. 

     Brown that beef, yo!

    Then throw in as little or as much Old El Paso taco seasoning as ya dig. Isn't that blurry taco package so awesome? 

    Now, "I" threw in some hot chiles, all minced up. I had them in my garden and I needed to use them before they grew fangs and ate me during the night. But you can leave these out if you want. But don't. 

    In the meantime, get your beans and chiles all heated through. With some lime juice! Oh yeah.

    You can also add some diced red bell pepper! Which is good and nutritious and nutritious and good. 

    Now, take a cookie cutter and cut out little circles in some large tortillas. I got about 5 per tort. 

    Then you'll just layer. Spread a little beans on some torts, a little beef and cheese on the other. Stack 'em, put one more tortilla on top to cap it all in, brown them in a pan aaaannnndddddd.

    Ugh.

    Good grief. 

    I mean come on.

    Dying. Like, dying.

    *Bev is completely dying. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

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