beef quesadilla cake is safe for braces

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 lb. ground beef
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp. tomato paste
Kosher salt, to taste
ground pepper, to taste
6 medium flour tortillas
1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
salsa (optional)
Sour cream (optional)
avocado (optional)
Cilantro (optional)
lime, cut into wedges (optional)

TOPPINGS

Pico de gallo, Sour cream, Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and grease an 8″ or 9″ spring form pan with cooking spray. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 5 minutes, then add garlic and spices and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  2. Return beef mixture to skillet over medium heat and stir in tomatoes and tomato paste. Cook 2 minutes more, then season with salt and pepper.
  3. Build cake: Place a tortilla on bottom of prepared spring form pan. Top with a layer of beef mixture and a handful of both cheeses. Repeat for five layers total, ending with cheese.
  4. Bake until cheese is melty and tortillas are warmed through, 20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with desired toppings before slicing and serving.

Braces Friendly Recipe.