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Cheesy Quesadillas with Avocado for Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this quick and easy cheesy quesadillas recipe! The addition of avocados makes this recipe healthier and more delicious!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword cheesy quesadillas, Mexican dishes, Mexican recipes, quick and easy recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning mix
  • 1 4.5-oz can chopped green chiles drained
  • 8 pieces 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 16-oz can refried beans heated
  • 2 pieces avocados peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line your baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook ground beef for 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure to break up the meat with a wooden spoon. When no longer pink, remove excess fat and add the taco seasoning and green chiles. Mix well to combine, turn off heat, and set aside.
  • Assemble the tortillas by arranging it on the prepared baking sheet. Top it with refried beans, ground beef, avocado slices, and mozzarella. Place another tortilla on top.
  • Cook the assembled tortillas for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with your favorite dip.