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Chile, Cheese and Bacon Quesadillas

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Head south of the border in just 20 minutes with these cheesy quesadillas, loaded with bacon and Old El Paso green chilies, made on your contact grill.

Ingredients

8
slices bacon
1
package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; 8 tortillas)
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
2
tablespoons finely chopped red onion, if desired
Cherry tomatoes or pitted large ripe olives, if desired

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  • 1 Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Place bacon crosswise on grill. Close grill. Grill 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp. Remove from grill; drain on paper towels. Scrape drippings from grill. Coarsely chop bacon.
  • 2 Sprinkle 4 tortillas with cheese. Top each with bacon, chiles, sliced olives, onion and remaining tortillas; press lightly.
  • 3 Place 1 quesadilla at a time on grill. Close grill. Grill 2 to 4 minutes or until light golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Attach tomato or whole olive to top of each wedge with decorative toothpick.

Expert Tips

For cleanup in a snap, unplug the grill and place a couple of wet paper towels between the cover and the base, then close for 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
36g
36%
(Saturated Fat
17g,
17%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1490mg
1490%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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