My blog is still here?!?!I am actually a little surprised I remembered the right password on the first try!
I know I've really dropped the ball on this whole blogging thing... and
Just a quick update on where I've been and then on to the food.
The last 4 months of my life have been consumed by college.
I DO NOT remember it being this demanding.
It is a serious pain in my butt.
I'm such a masochist that I signed up for 2 summer classes.
Seriously, I need a mental evaluation.
On the weight loss front things have been okay.
Alright, alright they have been pretty slow lately.
I did however finish my very first 5K. In March.
How did I not blog about that? College.
Hopefully I will get a post about it up soon!
Anyway here's the food!
My version of a Southwest Quesadilla
Each one only had 552 calories and I used full fat cheese... which was amazeballz.
Mine had taco meat but you could easily omit that.
|Sour cream not included in calorie count|
Below are most of the ingredients, not pictured are the tortillas and beef.
|You will need to drain and rinse the beans and corn.|
After draining the beef I added some taco spices. I make my own taco seasoning which is mostly cumin.
For this I mixed:
3 teaspoons cumin
1.5 teaspoons garlic pepper (found at Sam's)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Obviously I taste as I go and add more of each depending on the flavor I'm looking for. Once you add the spices let them toast for about 30 seconds to develop the flavors a bit more.
Next I sauteed my mushrooms in 1 tablespoon olive oil.
|Once they release their juices and look like this you are good to go!|
|Be aware garlic burns very easily so watch the clock!|
|And after. This is also a great way to prepare spinach as a side.|
Also separate the spinach and mushrooms into 4 equal servings.
|Dividing it into fourths makes it easier once the cooking process has started.|
Spray with a good amount of cooking spray and coat each side of a 10 inch tortilla.
Let the first side brown keeping a close eye on it.
After flipping it spread 1/2 cup of the cheese mixture over the whole tortilla.
Then sprinkle 1/4 cup of the meat mixture, 1/4 of the mushrooms and 1/4 of the spinach over one half of the tortilla.
Continue this process until you have 4 finished Quesadillas.
Move to a plate and slice into fourths!
Enjoy with sour cream, jalapenos, rice, beans, guacamole etc.... Or a big margarita!!!
1lb lean ground beef
taco seasoning (see above for my recipe)
2 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
3 cups fresh spinach
4 cloves garlic minced (I use a grater to mince it)
8 ounces mushrooms
4 10 inch tortillas
1 cup corn
1 cup black beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
Remember I used full fat cheese, if you are looking for a place to cut calories start there. Also there was enough of the meat mixture leftover to make 4 more quesadillas with just meat and cheese which tasted great. If you don't want to make 8 total, half the amount of meat you use or double the spinach and mushrooms to make 8 of the original recipe.