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Caribbean Turkey Quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes 4-6 servings


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Ingredients

1 package Granny's Lean Ground Turkey
1 tbsp | 15 ml coconut oil or vegetable oil
1/2 cup | 125 m red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp | 15 ml fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/2 cup | 125 ml yellow pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup | 60 ml green onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp | 1.25 ml dried ground chipotle pepper (or more for a spicier version)
1 tsp | 5 ml sea salt
1 tbsp |15 ml fresh lime juice
2 tbsp | 30 ml cilantro, coarsely chopped
6 large flour tortillas
1 1/2 cup | 375 ml Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).
Heat oil in a large skillet and brown ground turkey well, stirring to break up pieces.
Add onion, ginger and yellow peppers and continue stirring until onion is soft.
Add green onion, chipotle pepper and sea salt, stirring for another 2 minutes.
Add lime juice and then cilantro, stir well until most of the liquid is gone and then remove from heat.
Spread 1/6 of the meat mixture onto half of a tortilla, top with cheese, fold in half and then place on a non-stick baking pan. Repeat with the other 5 tortillas and bake them for 10 minutes.
Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Cooking Tip: This Caribbean-inspired sautéed meat is also great in lettuce wraps or on nachos with melted cheese. You can also try this recipe with leftover turkey. Simply replace the ground turkey with 2 cups of leftover chopped turkey.

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