Beef and Potato Quesadillas

Enjoy these cheesy potato and beef quesadillas made using Betty Crocker® Ultimate Cheddar mashed potatoes—a perfect Mexican-style dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3
tablespoons finely chopped onion
1
clove garlic, minced
1
box (4.9 oz) Betty Crocker™ Ultimate Cheddar mashed potatoes
1
pouch Cheese Sauce (from potatoes box)
1
cup water
1/2
cup milk
1
package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas; 8 inch)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
8
slices pepper Jack cheese (3/4 oz each)
Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa, sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook and stir beef over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add onion and garlic; cook 1 minute or until onion is soft.
  • 2 Make potatoes as directed on box omitting butter and using 1 cup water, 1/2 cup milk and the 1 pouch Cheese Sauce. In medium bowl, mix potatoes and ground beef mixture.
  • 3 Heat sandwich/panini grill press to medium heat. Brush tortillas with oil. Place about 3 tablespoons potato mixture on half of each tortilla; top with 1 slice of cheese. Fold tortillas over filling.
  • 4 When grill press is heated, place tortillas on grill. Close grill; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and filling is hot. Serve quesadillas with salsa, sour cream and cilantro.

Expert Tips

Quesadillas can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish. To serve as appetizers, cut quesadillas into small wedges.

Love sausage? Substitute 1/2 pound bulk sausage for the ground beef.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
30g
30%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.