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Chilli beef quesadillas recipe

Spice up the evening with these Mexican-style chilli beef quesadillas.

10m prep
20m cook
4 servings

10 Ingredients

* 400g beef mince

* 1 tbsp smoked paprika or

* 35g pkt taco seasoning

* 400g can of chopped tomatoes

* 1 tbsp olive oil

* 8 x 15cm-diameter flour tortillas

* ½ cup (40g) grated cheddar cheese

* 2 ripe avocados, halved, stoned, peeled, coarsely chopped

* 1/4 cup coriander leaves

* Sour cream, to serve

3 Method / Steps

Step 1

Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add beef and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until the mince changes colour. Add paprika and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until combined. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until combined and thickened slightly. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 120°C. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add a tortilla and spoon over one-quarter of the mince mixture. Sprinkle with one-quarter of the cheese and top with a tortilla. Use a spatula to press the tortilla down. Cook for 1 minute or until golden. Turn quesadilla over and cook for a further 1 minute or until golden. Transfer to an oven tray and place in the oven to keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil, tortillas, mince and cheese.

Step 3

Meanwhile, combine the avocado and coriander leaves in a small bowl. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Place on serving plates, dollop with sour cream and top with avocado mixture. Serve immediately.

source – cooking365.co.za

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