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Vegetarian Quesadillas | Recipe of the Week

Sometimes you just need a good, melty quesadilla. I love getting quesadillas when I go out to eat, but I know they’re loaded with carbs and fats. Since I order vegetarian friendly quesadillas, they’re also usually lacking good protein. This week I wanted to challenge my standard quesadillas and make it macro friendly to fit my macros! After making this recipe, there are aspects I could change in the future to lower the┬ácalories and maybe fat macros, but overall I’m happy with this recipe and made it fit my macros for the day.

what you’ll need

  • 2 Mission Carb Balance Soft Taco Tortillas
  • 50g Morningstar Griller Crumbles (or ground beef)
  • taco seasoning
  • 1/4 C spicy black beans – store bought or season plain black beans
  • 100g mozzarella shredded cheese
  • pico de galo
  • taco sauce – I buy the Taco Bell one at my local store
  • Optional: refried beans as a side

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Warm the crumbles and season with taco seasoning. At the same time, warm the black beans and refried beans in separate saucepans. Place a tortilla on a cookie sheet and spray with a bit of non-stick spray. Again, I don’t buy the Carb Balance tortilla because of the “net carb” claim, but because the over macros on them are better than the standard tortillas. Once the crumbles and black beans are warmed up, mix the two together and spread onto the tortilla. On top, add a half the cheese then sprinkle on the pico de galo and finish off with the rest of the cheese. Top with the second tortilla before popping the cookie sheet into the office. Cook for around eight minutes, or until the cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy.

quesadillas ready to cook

Let cook for a few minutes, cut with a pizza cutter, and serve with salsa or taco sauce. I also had refried beans on the side topped with a little bit of cheese. Calories and macros on this recipe, including the refried beans: 606 calories, 57g carbs, 22g fat, 39g protein. I really enjoyed making these and would make it again, as long as I could make the calories/macros work for the day. In the future, I think it would be better to use one large tortillas and fold it in half, instead of using two smaller toritllas.

quesadilla and side

These aren’t the prettiest quesadillas out there, but they sure were tasty! Thanks for reading!

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