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Chilli con carne quesadillas

Published: July 7, 2021 at 9:45 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 1-2

Use left-over chilli and all the fixings to make an easy, satisfying lunch the next day – these simple quesadillas are ready in just 15 minutes

  • Low calorie
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal485
fat27g
saturates11.4g
carbs36.1g
sugars4.5g
fibre5.5g
protein21.5g
salt1.7g
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Make these easy chilli con carne quesadillas, then check out more quesadilla recipes and try our chilli con carne. In the mood for more Mexican-style cuisine? Try our chicken enchiladas, steak tacos, chicken fajitas and plenty more.

Ingredients

  • 200g left-over or ready-made chilli con carne
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • ½ avocado, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • a small handful coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve
  • ½ red chilli, sliced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeños, chopped (optional)
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 large tortilla wraps
  • 50g mature cheddar, grated
  • soured cream and hot sauce, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Reheat the chilli con carne in a small pan. Mix the spring onion, avocado, half the coriander and chilli (if using) with the lime juice. Season well.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a dry frying pan over a mediumhigh heat and add one tortilla to the pan. Spoon over the chilli, scatter with the cheese and some coriander. Top with the second tortilla and cook for 2 minutes until crisp and golden, then flip carefully using a spatula. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted. Cut into wedges and serve with the avocado salsa, some soured cream and hot sauce.

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