This meal came to me as I was craving a cheeseburger the other night.
I love good, all-American cheeseburgers — who doesn’t?!?
Diabetes slows me down a bit in the kitchen, so I try to reinvent my favorite meals with less carbs.
Sometimes I create something good. Sometimes, well. It’s just not quite as good. This little recipe is a win-win for everyone, though.
My husband loved this easy meal — and my kids couldn’t wait for me to make it again. And I got the meal I was craving without the insane spike in blood sugar.
I hope you enjoy!
1 pound ground beef
seasonings you would use for burgers on the grill
pickles, chopped fine
1/4 onion, chopped fine
tomatoes, sliced or chopped fine
shredded cheese, your favorite variety
Crumble beef in a skillet. Add your favorite burger seasonings; A-1, steak seasoning, salt & pepper – whatever you like.
Brown completely, drain & set aside.
In a different large skillet or griddle, prepare tortillas. I like to spread a teeny layer of margarine on one side. Chad likes to use Pam. Whatever your preference.
Build quesadillas to your liking.
To keep everything in place during the flip, I found it helpful to spread a little mayo on one side on the tortillas, face up. Layer beef, pickles, onions, tomato. Sprinkle cheese. Squirt ketchup & mustard if desired.
Fold the other side of the tortilla over to form a half-moon.
Cook on medium heat until cheese is melted and tortilla starts to brown slightly.
Flip to the other side and brown it, too.
You can also add a little lettuce after you cook the quesadillas. Just lift one side & slide the lettuce in.