BACON JACK AND JALAPENO QUESADILLAS

 

  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • Guacamole:
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Quesadillas:
  • 4 strips turkey bacon (about 3 ounces)
  • 6 scallions,(white and green parts) thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 (8-inch) multi-grain tortillas
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional
  • Cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  • Guacamole: Coarsely mash the avocado in a large bowl. Add the tomato, scallions, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, and garlic until blended. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Lightly spray a medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble and set aside.
  • To the same skillet, add the scallions, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, and coriander. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat, until the scallions are soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Place the tortillas on the baking sheet; sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese, 1/3 of the scallion mixture, and 1/3 of the bacon over half of each tortilla. Fold the unfilled half of each tortilla over the filling. Lightly spray the quesadillas with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve with the guacamole and sour cream, if using. Garnish with cilantro.
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Notes

Categories: Appetizer  Bacon  Brunch  Lunch  Snack 

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