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BLT Quesadillas

 
BLT Quesadillas
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A sophisticated French American twist on Quesadillas - Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato with some creamy goat cheese... num num.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

5 slices bacon
cups onions
chopped
1 cup italian plum (roma) tomatoes
(4 to 5), seeded and diced
1 ½ ts balsamic vinegar
*
3/8 teaspoons red pepper flakes
*
1 x salt
to taste
*
4 each flour tortillas
(8-inch)
*
4 ounces goat (chevre) cheese
creamy, (up to 5-ounces)
1 bunch watercress
spinach or arugula, stemmed, cleaned, and dried
*
1 tablespoon olive oil
for grilling or sauteing

Directions

Fry bacon in medium heavy skillet over medium heavey skillet over medium heat until crisp.

Remove and drain on paper towels, then crumble.

Pour off and discard all but 1½ teaspoons bacon drippings.

Place pan over medium heat.

Add onions; saute, stirring, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add tomatoes, vinegar and red pepper flakes; cook and stir only 30 seconds more.

Do not over cook tomatoes.

Remove from heat.

Season generously with salt.

Place tortillas on work surface.

Spread each with 2 tablespoons goat cheese.

Divide crumbled bacon and sprinkle over half of each tortilla.

Divide and spread tomato mixture over bacon.

Place 3 to 4 watercress sprigs or 2 to 3 arugula leaves over tomatoes on each tortilla.

Fold tortillas in half.

The Quesadillas can be assembled 30 minutes ahead of time and held at cool room temperature. Keep loosely covered with plastic wrap.

When ready to cook quesadillas, heat stove-top grill pan or medium-large skillet over medium-high heat; brush lightly with olive oil.

When oil is hot, add enough quesadillas to fit comfortably in single layer.

Grill or sauté until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side.

Remove and continue, adding more oil if needed, until all quesadillas are cooked.

To serve, slice quesadillas in half and mound in napkin-lined shallow basket.

Serve warm.

Per serving: 56 Calories; 4g Fat (63% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 7mg Cholesterol; 127mg Sodium

Recipe posted by: Lisa Minor

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+7

over 6 years

These were delicious, the splash of balsamic really sweetened the onions and tomatoes and complimented the warm creamy goat cheese. I used baby spinach as we didn't have any arugula or watercress on hand. Also I found there was no need to add any salt as the salt from the bacon was just right.

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Comments

Tierney
San Marcos, United States
 almost 5 years ago

Combining comfort food with Tex Mex in these BLT quesadillas is such a great idea!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 113g (4.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 17468% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 337mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 5% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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