Turkey Quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas


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This spicy dish can also be made with chicken, beef or pork mince, which also gives you vitamin B6. The capsicum, chilli and onion offer vitamin C and folate, and the cheese provides calcium.

Leslie Glover

Serves: 6 

  • 6 medium flour tortillas, about 15 cm in diameter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, cored, seeded and diced
  • 600g turkey mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin, chilli powder and dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 jalapeño chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup no-added-salt tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 1⁄2 cup grated monterey jack cheese or mild tasty cheese
  • 1 cup tomato salsa (optional)

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in oven for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in non-stick frying pan, heat oil over moderate heat. Add onion and capsicum and, stirring occasionally, sauté for 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
  2. Add turkey to pan and, stirring, sauté for 3 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink. Add garlic, cumin, chilli powder, oregano and jalapeño chilli; sauté, stirring, for 1 minute or until mixture is dry. Stir in tomato sauce and coriander.
  3. Heat oven to 230 degrees C. Unwrap tortillas and place on greased baking sheets. Spread equal amount of turkey mixture on each one and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and tortillas golden. Serve with salsa if desired.

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Reviews (2)


Really like this as a substitute for tacos etc. used taco sauce instead of tomato which worked well. - 21 Feb 2010


A real simple meal to prepare in a hurry. Good to eat as well. Can also substitute unleavened bread for the tortillas and still end up with a good result. - 02 Aug 2009

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