May 4, 2014

Picadillo Quesadillas



One word... YUM!

I make Crock Pot Picadillo all the time in my house (Madison's number one request), and because it makes so much I like to get creative with my leftovers. I came up with this for lunch one day and my husband said I should put it on the blog, so I thought with Cinco De Mayo coming, it would be fun to do some Cuban-Mexi fusion.


I made a really quick & easy Pico de Gallo to add along with the cheddar jack cheese, the results – delicious!




Picadillo Quesadilla
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 quesadilla (3 triangles) • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 211 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 15 g • Fiber: 8 g • Protein: 22 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 563 mg • Cholesterol: 30 mg

For the quick Pico De Gallo:

  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp chopped scallion
  • juice from 1/2 lime
For the quesadilla:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 reduced-carb whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 6 tbsp shredded reduced fat cheddar jack
  • 1/2 cup Crock Pot Picadillo (drained)

Directions:

Combine the ingredients for the quick pico de gallo in a small bowl.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray the skillet with oil and add a tortilla. Brown about 2 minutes on each side, then spread 1/4 cup picadillo on half of the tortilla. Top with cheese and half of the pico de gallo, then fold and press down with a spatula. Cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crisp.


Remove from heat and cut in 3 pieces. Repeat with the remaining. Eat hot!


52 comments :

  1. Well this top picture had me SOLD, they look super tasty!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  2. These look incredible! I absolutely have to make some!

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  3. Looks amazing. What size brand or size tortilla do you use to compute the points?

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    1. I used La Tortilla factory to calculate.

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    2. We don't have that brand. Is it an 8 or 10 inch tortilla?

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  4. Is it just me or is there meat in the pictures, but none in the recipe?

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    1. I linked to the picadillo, click the link

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    2. The link is broken, would you mind re-posting. Thanks.

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    3. Yes, I was thinking the same thing. There looks like there's ground beef. Is that included in the calories?

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    4. I just fixed the link, sorry! And yes, that is all calculated into the calories.

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  5. You have to look up the picadillo recipe to get the meat part.

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  6. Click on the "crockpot picadillo" recipe for the meat portion. Looks easy and delicious!

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  7. Mmmm, that looks amazing! That recipe title is a great portmanteau :)

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  8. If using leftover picadillo, do you need to reheat it from the fridge, or will it get warm enough while the cheese is melting (without burning the rest of the tortilla)?

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  9. When I click on the link to get the crockpot picadillo, it is telling me it is not there. Just an FYI, I will look it up, as I am sure I can find it by a search option on here! :)

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  10. Link in the recipe is broken.

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  11. I see you use the la tortilla factory tortillas. Did you use the original size or large size to calculate the nutritional value? Thanks :)

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  12. Is the one quesadilla the entire tortilla or one of the 1/3 sections?

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    1. it's one whole tortilla, folded in half so you get all 3 sections.

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  13. Looks great! I use my leftover picadillo to stuff sweet potatoes. They are awesome. You can also do empanadas, and other Latino dishes if you are so inclined.

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    1. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know what an empenada is. Many people have mentioned it. Gina, could you post an empenada recipe? (I used tour search bar but nothing came up.)

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    2. Thea, here is one that she posted a while back. So good! http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/01/baked-empanadas-3-pts.html

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  14. Yum! I was going to make my favorite tostada recipe http://www.inallofhersplendor.com/2014/02/27/easy-chicken-tostadas/
    but now i am going to make this tomorrow night! Thanks

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  15. I haven't had quesadillas in so long! These look amazing!

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  16. This looks amazingly delicious!! Think CP Picadillo is a must this week!

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  17. Yes, the recipe link is broken. I'm sure she'll fix it but in the meantime, you can type 'picadillo' in the search bar (top right) and the link WILL come up. She has both a crockpot and a stovetop version on the blog.

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  18. I haven't been able to connect to any of her links the past week or so. I hope it gets fixed soon!

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    1. Sorry it's fixed, but anything can be found using the search bar for the future!

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  19. The serving is one tortilla, but since the recipe calls for it be folded over, one serving is the three triangles.

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  20. Where is the recipe for the meat, the link does not wotk

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  21. Wish I had one right now! Pinning it!

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  22. I am definitely making this tonight but will be using ground turkey instead and adding beef flavored seasoning. I also can't have the cheese so I'm going to try using avocado for some creaminess. btw I'm new to your website and I absolutely love love it I will be using these recipes for years to come!!

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  23. Super delicious!! Adding it to my recipes! Thanks so much :)

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  24. Omg! This looks delicious. Great for Cinco De Mayo. Thanks for sharing from 3girls1apple.com

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  25. just *face palm, smh

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  26. Are the points calculated with the La Tortilla Factory Large Size or Original size reduced-carb whole wheat flour tortillas?

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  27. These look phenomenal! I can't wait to try making them myself! But I will follow Run4life01's suggestion of ground turkey. Yum! Here are some ideas for healthier but flavorful versions of pizza: http://watchfit.com/diet/how-to-make-healthy-pizza/

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  28. Looks completely delicious and definitely what I'd dream of for lunch

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  29. I made these last night for dinner and they were so yummy! The recipe for Picadillo tastes much better than the taco mix added to ground beef (what I usually make for quick taco dinners). I'll use your recipe from now on!! Much healthier too! Thank you!

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  30. My mouth is watering seriously!!

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  31. A Latin American and Caribbean favorite, picadillo is a savory-sweet ground beef filling that's ... It's also good in tacos, quesadillas, and omelets.

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  32. Well yes very helpful and nice thing you shared here. I found some good recipes earlier here http://www.kgrecipes.com/ and again in your blog. Thanks for it.

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  33. This looks super yummy, but I am a little confused...there appears to be ground beef in the pictures, but no mention of ground beef in the ingredients.

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    1. Just click on the "crock pot picadillo". This will take you to the recipe to make the ground beef. :)

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  34. YUM! I've used my leftover picadillo in omelets... delicious!

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  35. Gina, I love your site and recipes. I just found it this past month and have used about five of your recipes so far. Last night I made these for my two girls and me and they were delicious to say the least. The picadillo has such great flavor..even my sometimes picky 6 year old loved them. I think I will be using this as my taco recipe from now on as well! The flavors are to die for! :)

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  36. This recipe is really wonderful! So tasty and awesome that you make the Picadillo ahead of time!

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  37. Gina, this was FANTASTIC!! Even my picky six year old ate it and absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for a winner that the entire family will eat.

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