Total Recipe Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Ground Beef (95% lean)
Salt and pepper
1 cup prepared salsa
1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted, drained well
8 small flour tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)
3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASY BAKED BEEF, BEAN AND CORN QUESADILLAS
Heat oven to 400°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings; season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Stir in salsa, beans and corn; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened and heated through.
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange 4 tortillas on baking sheet, overlapping slightly, if necessary. Sprinkle 1/2 of cheese evenly over tortillas. Spoon beef mixture evenly over cheese; top with remaining cheese and tortillas. Spray top tortillas with cooking spray.
Bake in 400°F oven 11 to 13 minutes or until quesadillas are lightly browned and edges are crisp. Cut into wedges to serve.
Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Serve with a simple Mexican-style coleslaw of packaged coleslaw tossed with sliced green onions, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper.