Today’s Menu: Beef Quesadillas w/ Refried Beans

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Today’s Menu: Beef Quesadillas w/ Refried Beans


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Cool, cloudy and showers around here today. After breakfast I went to Kroger for a few items and then ran a couple of errands for Mom. Back home all caught up with everything and gave me a chance to lay down for a while, I’ve been dealing with a sinus headache the last couple of days or so. For dinner tonight I prepared Beef Quesadillas w/ Refried Beans.




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I came across the John Soules Foods Beef Fajitas at Walmart the other day and thought I would give it a try. It comes in a 2 serving package. To prepare it by package instructions; heat to 160f internal temperature. Do not overheat. Product is already fully cooked. Sizzle in skillet: 4-5 minutes (recommended) – place thawed fajita meat into skillet over medium high heat. (Spraying skillet with a non-stick cooking spray is optional.) Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turning several times. And done! You can also prepare it by baking it and by microwave.




The Beef is well seasoned and good grilled flavor. I think it would work great in a stir-fry also. Good item to have in the fridge, easy to prepare and excellent flavor. They have several varieties of Beef and Chicken products. I’ll try the Chicken soon!



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To go with Beef for the Quesadilla toppings I had 2 different types of Cheese; Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Shredded Cheese and Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. To prepare it I broke out my new Quesadilla Maker. I had bought it a few weeks ago and had not used until now. Just add 1 Tortilla, I used Mission Flour Soft Tortillas, on top of that add your Beef and sprinkle with Cheese. Add the second Tortilla on top and shut the lid, and cook. Just let it cook for 4-5 minutes and done. The Quesadilla maker automatically slices the Quesadilla, it has ridges in it that will slice the Quesadilla for you. It’s a breeze to clean up with its nonstick plates, good item to have.



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Had a side of Old El Paso Fat Free Refried Beans, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream and Old El Paso Smoky Chipotle Taco Sauce (for dipping). Sprinkled chopped Cilatro and Smoked Paprika on top. The Quesadillas came out perfect! Golden Brown with the melted Cheese on top of the Beef. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.



John Soules Foods Beef Fajitas:
* U.S. inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture
* Microwaveable
* Flame broiled, seasoned and slicedJohn Soules Foods Beef Fajitas
* Fully cooked
* Gluten free
Ingredients: Beef, Water Seasonings (Sodium Citrate Blend [Sodium Citrate And Sodium Acetate], Salt Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Papain, Bromelain), Coating Mixture (Modified Food Starch, Whey Protein Concentrate, Carrageenan, Sodium Citrate), Sodium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin. Contains: Milk, Soy.

Directions: Heating instructions: heat to 160f internal temperature. Do not overheat. Product is already fully cooked. Sizzle in skillet: 4-5 minutes (recommended) – place thawed fajita meat into skillet over medium high heat. (Spraying skillet with a non-stick cooking spray is optional.) Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, turning several times. Conventional oven: 4-5 minutes – place thawed fajita meat into one layer on a flat baking sheet. Preheat oven to 375f. bake for 4 to 5 minutes. Microwave: 1-2 minutes – place thawed fajita meat into one layer on a microwave safe dish And cover. For 3 to 6 ounces, microwave on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute. For the entire package, microwave on high for 1 to2 minutes. Cook times may vary as microwaves vary in cooking intensity.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 85 G
Servings Per Container 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
Calories From Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4 G 6
Saturated Fat 1.5 G 8
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 45 Mg 15
Sodium 570 Mg 24
Total Carbohydrate 2 G 1
Dietary Fiber 0 G 0
Sugars 0 G
Protein 19 G

Turkey Enchiladas

August 29, 2011 at 5:46 PM | Posted in baking, cheese, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, ground turkey, Kraft Cheese, low calorie, low carb, tortilllas, turkey | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Wow! This recipe turned out fantastic! I made some changes to recipe I had. I used Ground Turkey instead of Ground Beef,  Low Carb Tortillas and Kroger naturally Preferred Organic Black Bean and Corn Organic Salsa. I know it’s good when my Mom can’t resist them.

Turkey Enchiladas


1 lb. extra-lean Ground Turkey

* Sea Salt, Pepper, Ground Smoked Cumin, and Cilantro to taste for the Ground Turkey

1 jar  (16 oz.)  Salsa, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.)  2% Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese, divided
1 pkg.  (10 oz.) Flour Tortillas (12 [6-inch] tortillas) or use Low Carb style Tortillas or 6 of a  larger Tortillas

Directions: Microwave or Oven

Brown Turkey in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa and 1 cup cheese.

SPOON 1/4 cup meat mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Spread 1/2 cup of the remaining salsa onto each of 2 microwaveable plates. Place 6 enchiladas, seam-sides down, on each plate. Top with remaining salsa and cheese.

MICROWAVE each plate of filled tortillas, loosely covered with waxed paper, on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until heated through.

Heat oven to 350ºF. Spread 1 cup salsa onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Fill tortillas as directed; place, seam-sides down, in baking dish. Top with remaining salsa. Bake 20 min. or until heated through, topping with remaining cheese after 15 min.
Top each serving with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and 1 Tbsp. Breakstone’s Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream. serving on a bed of Rice would be good also.

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