Taco Quesadillas

Happy New Year! Now this recipe isn’t much to look at but it sure was delicious! Quesadillas have become a thing at our house, I make a whole bunch then pile them up on a plate and sit them on the table with toppings out. Then everyone can grab and fix what they want! Easy peasey! This recipe is adapted from Pioneer Woman.

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water
salt to taste
3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
8 tortillas
butter
toppings (sour cream, guacamole, salsa, lettuce, tomato)

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown the ground beef then drain off the grease. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, tomato paste, water and salt. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. In a separate skillet heat to medium heat and place a small slice of butter in the bottom. Coat the skillet with butter then place a tortilla down. Top with cheese and taco meet then another layer of cheese and a tortilla. Once the tortilla has browned, flip to the other side. Continue with the remaining tortillas, cheese and meat. Slice and serve with toppings. 

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