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Hungry Girl Today: 11.12.13
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HG's Double-Stuffed Steak Quesadilla
The Real 'Dilla
How did we make over a twice-stuffed beef quesadilla and keep it guilt-free? By combining lean steak with one of our favorite meat swaps -- portabella mushroom strips!
3 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
5 jarred jalapeño slices, finely chopped
1 portabella mushroom cap (stem removed), sliced
2 oz. thinly sliced raw lean beefsteak filet
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
Dash black pepper
1 medium-large high-fiber flour tortilla with 110 calories or less (like La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious SoftWraps)
Optional toppings: salsa, fat-free sour cream
In a small bowl, combine shredded cheese, cheese wedge, and jalapeños. Stir until uniform.
Halve portabella slices widthwise. Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add portabella pieces, and cook and stir until softened and lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add sliced steak, sprinkle with seasonings, and cook and stir for about 2 minutes, until just cooked through.
Lay tortilla flat and spread with cheese mixture. Evenly top one half with cooked steak and mushroom slices.
If needed, clean skillet. Re-spray and bring to medium heat. Place the loaded tortilla flat in the skillet, and cook for 2 minutes.
Using a spatula, fold the cheese-only half of the tortilla over the filling, and press lightly to seal. Carefully flip and cook until crispy, about 2 minutes. Slice into wedges, and enjoy!
MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving: entire recipe (1 quesadilla)
PointsPlus® value 8*
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Taco Bell's Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla
They've Made a Huge Mis-steak.
Emphasis on the word "huge." The tortilla used for this quesadilla could double as a decent-sized hat... That's how big it is! And when such a massive tortilla is filled with loads of cheese and a double helping of steak, it's not exactly surprising that a serious calorie situation emerges. We're talking nearly a THOUSAND calories. The kooky quesadilla also comes with a side of chips... REALLY!? So not necessary. For our swap, we started with a high-fiber tortilla that has a respectable calorie count, and filled it with light cheeses, lean steak, and (super-sizer alert!) meaty portabella mushroom strips. The result is a mega-sized quesadilla without a mega-sized calorie count. So if you crave a beefy quesadilla, whip up our recipe. As for T. Bell, check out our Taco Bell Survival Guide for smart picks (and more skips)!
Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
PointsPlus® value 25*
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