Beef and Potato Quesadillas

Beef and Potato Quesadillas

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

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
tablespoons finely chopped onion
clove garlic, minced
pouch Betty Crocker® Ultimate Cheddar mashed potatoes (from 10-oz box)
pouch Cheese Sauce (from potatoes box)
cup water
cup milk
package (11 oz) Old El Paso® flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas; 8 inch)
tablespoon vegetable oil
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 1/2 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.
Makes 8 quesadillas
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Quesadilla)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 860mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 1/2 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.