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Quick suppers with a barbecue zing

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wrap it up

Ingredients

* Four 8-inch whole wheat tortillas,

* 2 cups of pre-washed baby spinach,

* 1 cup frozen, corn, thawed,

* 1 cup canned beans, rinsed/drained (for color, try black, red or black soy),

* 1/2 cup low fat shredded cheese,

* 2 cups thinly sliced and chopped meat (steak, chicken or turkey), and

* 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce (add a drizzle of yogurt or sour cream if desired).

How to do it

* Preheat oven to 400-degrees,

* Top each tortilla with even amounts of spinach, corn, beans and steak.

Note: Spinach, corn and beans can be heated up to five minutes for softer texture,

* Drizzle barbecue sauce/yogurt over and wrap them up. Yogurt has more protein, less calories than sour cream), and

* Heat through in baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Number of servings: 4

Source: Inspired by SparkPeople (User: FORMERFATTY)

Barbecue Quesadillas

Ingredients

* Nonstick Cooking Spray,

* 4 flour tortillas (7- or 8-inch),

* 1 cup extra-sharp chedder or Mexican blend cheese, shredded,

* 1 can (4-ounces) diced green chilies, drained,

* 1 bottle (18-ounces) refrigerated barbecue sauce,

* 2 cups shredded chicken,

* 1 cup bottled salsa,

* 1/4 cup sour cream, and

* 1/4 cup green onion, sliced.

How to do it

* Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Place coated sides down on cutting board or waxed paper,

* Sprinkle cup of the cheese over half of each tortilla. Top with green chilies and barbecue sauce with chicken,

* Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently,

* Preheat oven to 350-degrees. In a hot 10-inch skillet, cook quesadillas, two at a time, over medium for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once,

* Place quesadillas on a baking sheet. Keep warm in preheated oven for up to 30 minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas, and

* Cut each quesadilla into three wedges. Serve with salsa, sour cream and green onion.

Source: Sue Berg.

Call the Purdue Extension Office for more information.

Call 812-829-5020 in Owen County or 448-9041 in Clay County.

There is an Indiana Extension Homemaker Club near you.

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