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Information on Quesadilla

Mexican cuisine is adored by many because of its unique preparation methods and unforgettable flavors. Quesadilla is one of the best known Mexican recipes. Quesadilla is actually a tortilla made from corn or flour and filled with cheese. It is supposed to be cooked until all the cheese inside the tortilla melts completely. It is commonly served with guacamole and sour cream. Quesadilla involves significant amounts of cheese in the process of preparation so that means that it is jam packed with calories, which can cause a lot of concerns in all the health oriented people.

Quesadilla Recipe

Quesadilla recipe involves a lot of variations, but one cannot miss its two basic ingredients and those are the corn tortilla and the cheese. One can add numerous different types of vegetables and meats in order to spice the recipe a little bit more. Ingredients for the quesadilla recipe include grated Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, corn tortillas, ground black pepper, salt, sliced mushrooms, lettuce, sliced black olives, olive oil, diced fresh tomatoes, diced avocado, chopped green onions, apple cider vinegar and boneless pieces of chicken breast. Olive oil needs to be spread over an iron skillet before placing the tortillas filled with grated cheese, vegetables and meat. The quesadillas need to be cooked until they receive a golden brown color. After being removed from the oven they need to be spiced up with salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar. Quesadillas should be served with guacamole, lettuce sauce and sour cream.

Quesadilla Nutrition Facts

A serving of quesadilla made according to the aforementioned recipe contains 580 calories of which there are 279 calories from the fat content. The same serving also contains 33 grams of protein, 17 percent of vitamin A, 2 grams of sugar, 3 percent of vitamin C, 2 grams or 8 percent of dietary fibers, 17 percent of iron, 41 grams or 14 percent of total carbohydrates, 61 percent of calcium, 1240 milligrams or 35 percent of sodium, 31 grams or 48 percent of total fat, 104 milligrams or 35 percent of cholesterol and 21 grams or 105 percent of saturated fat. Steak quesadilla involves the use of different types of meat steaks alongside other ingredients such as mozzarella cheese, cilantro, green pepper, clove and rosemary. It may contain up 50 620 calories, 39 grams of total carbohydrates, 70 milligrams of cholesterol and 28 percent of fat content. People who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure should steer clear of quesadillas.

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