We love good Beef Quesadillas to Beef with Rice and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn't disappoint. Time to bust out the pots and pans!
The Nutritional Values for the lunch portion are as follows; Serving Size: 510g KJ: 2615 Kcal: 623 Fat: 30 Sat Fat: 15 Carb: 52 Sugar: 12 Protein: 36 Salt: 1.45
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Finely Chopped Tomatoes
Beef Stock Powder
Super Soft Tortilla with Whole Wheat(ContainsCereals containing gluten)
Mature Cheddar Cheese(ContainsMilk)
Steamed Basmati Rice
Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan over high heat. When hot, add the minced beef and cook until browned, 3-4 mins. Break the mince up with a spoon as it cooks. Meanwhile, halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Halve the pepper and discard the core and seeds. Chop into 1cm pieces. Grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Trim and coarsely grate the carrot (no need to peel). Zest the lime, then cut into wedges.
Once the beef is browned, add the onion, pepper and carrot. Cook, stirring, until softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and Mexican spice mix and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium, then add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, beef stock and water (see ingredients for amount). Season with salt and pepper, stir to combine and simmer until thick and tomatoey, 10-12 mins. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 200°C.
Meanwhile, trim the cucumber then quarter lengthways. Chop widthways into small pieces. Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Transfer the cucumber chunks to a medium bowl with a pinch of salt and pepper, a drizzle of oil and a squeeze of lime juice. Stir in half of the coriander. Set aside.
Lightly oil a large baking tray. Lay 1 tortilla per person on the baking tray (use 2 trays if necessary). Reserve 2 portions of the beef chilli for lunch and allow to cool. Share the remaining mince between the tortillas. Grate on half the cheddar cheese and top with another tortilla. Press the tortillas gently. Brush the tops with oil. Bake the quesadillas until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are golden, 5-8 minutes.
Carefully slice the quesadillas into quarters and divide between your plates. Top with a dollop of soured cream and serve with the cucumber salsa. Enjoy!
When you're ready to pack lunch, in a medium bowl, mix the steamed basmati rice (no need to heat it!), remaining coriander, lime zest and a pinch of salt. Share between 2 plastic containers. Top with the chilli you reserved earlier, a lime wedge and grate on the remaining cheddar cheese. Refrigerate. At lunch, enjoy cold, or alternatively, remove the lime wedge and heat up in a microwave until piping hot. Add lime juice to taste.