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Steak and Veggie Quesadillas

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Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min

With MorningStar Farms® Steak Strips, red onion and spinach, these quesadillas will satisfy even the most discerning tastes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 7- to 8-inch whole wheat or other whole grain tortillas
  • 5 ounces MorningStar Farms® Steak Strips
  • 1 1/2 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 2 loosely-packed cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning*
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Shredded lettuce (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut tortillas in half. Set aside. In microwave-safe bowl microwave MORNINGSTAR FARMS® Steak Strips on 50% power (medium) for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until thawed, stirring once. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.

2. In large nonstick skillet cook onion in oil about 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in steak strip pieces and Mexican seasoning. Cook and stir for 1 to 3 minutes more or until hot. Stir in spinach. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.

3. For each quesadilla, spread about 3 tablespoons of the steak strip mixture down the center of a tortilla half. Sprinkle with about 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Fold both sides of the tortilla over the filling, making a triangle. Secure with a toothpick or wooden skewer. Place, toothpick side up, on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining steak strip mixture, tortillas and cheese. Lightly coat tops with cooking spray. Bake at 375° F for 9 to 12 minutes or until beginning to brown.

4. To serve, place shredded lettuce on serving plate, if desired. Top with filled tortillas. Serve with salsa, if desired.

*If desired, substitute 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper for the Mexican seasoning.