Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beefy Quesadillas with a Kick & A Giveaway

Are you guys planning your menu for the Big Game Day?
There are lots of good recipes out there that are perfect for a Super Bowl party.
These quesadillas are easy and tasty and use Del Monte's new tomatoes. And they only use 5 ingredients! You can tweak them to your liking such as adding a cup of refried beans to the meat mixture or using shredded beef instead of ground beef. 

10 inch flour tortillas
1 lb ground beef
1 packet Taco Seasoning
1 can Del Monte Petite Cut Tomatoes with Green Chiles
Shredded cheese of your choice (cheddar, Monterrey Jack, etc.)

  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet until done. 
  • Add taco seasoning and 3/4 C water. 
  • Stir until combined. 
  • Add tomatoes and stir.
  •  Heat through. 
  • Using a Quesadilla maker or a skillet, place one buttered tortilla, buttered side down in the skillet or Quesadilla maker and top with 1/2 C to 3/4 C meat mixture. 
  • Spread within 2 inches of the edge of the tortilla. 
  • Sprinkle some cheese over the meat. 
  • Top with another buttered tortilla, buttered side up. 
  • Cook 3-5 minutes over medium heat until lightly browned. 
  • Cut into wedges.

Del Monte would like you to participate in the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes program! 

 Here is how to get started:
  • Follow the Del Monte Brand on Pinterest
  • Create a Pinterest board named “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off”
  • Pin at least two (2) Del Monte Tomato Recipes from the “Del Monte Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off” Pinterest board and at least two (2) football entertaining ideas
  • Register your Pinterest board to the Del Monte page from January 21st through February 15th to be entered into the Del Monte® Southwestern Tomato Kick-Off Sweepstakes program
  • Get ready for a chance to win one of the many prizes available, including an ultimate entertainment package with aSony® 55” LED TV, Bose® home theater system and Sony® Blu-ray player (ARV $4,779.00 USD).   
  • Official Sweepstakes Rules
Look at these new tomatoes...

  • The new Del Monte Southwestern-Style Petite Cut® Diced Tomatoes are the perfect way to spice up main dishes and snacking recipes
  • Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruits and vegetables contain the same essential nutrients as fresh varieties
  • The majority of Del Monte products are picked at the peak of ripeness and canned on the same day, to ensure nutrients and flavor are locked in

Are you already thinking of the delicious recipes that you will use these in?
How about if we give you one of each of the tomatoes shown above and a $25 Visa gift card to help you get started?
Just use the rafflecopter below to enter.
And check out Del Monte on Twitter and Facebook, too!
This giveaway is provided by Del Monte. Del Monte also provided me with the gift pack.


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  1. We love quesadillas and yours look mighty fine. I will most likely make a warm cheesey dip...and those new tomatoes would be a great addition.

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  3. Pizza and dips. Debra

  4. We're HUGE mexican food fans, so I'll probably make queso dip and...maybe these quesadillas! These are right up our alley.

  5. Crab cakes and spicy wings.

  6. I am making a hamburger bar. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.

  7. We make chili.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

  8. What to make for game day? I don't know! I'm still trying to figure it out! Definitely chips and salsa and Buffalo Chicken Wings or Fingers!

  9. I'll be making slow cooker chili!

  10. I think I'd make a simple queso dip.

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  11. I'm going to make an appetizer I got from one of the gazillion food blogs I follow. You cook up some waffle fries, then top each with a teeny burger. Yummo! That's probably going to be dinner on the day of the "big game."
    Cheryl Newton

  12. I am making a taco bar and quite a few different kinds of dips.

  13. I will be making salsa and other dips and chips and also sausage and cheese balls and chili with choice of toppings then desserts!

  14. Hot wings and quesadillas with fresh salsa.

  15. Great recipe! I love Del Monte tomatoes, so this one is right up my alley.

  16. I'm thinking homemade salsa, spinach artichoke dip and almond cupcakes!

  17. Wow these look great! P.S. Happy Virtual Baby Shower today!

  18. Great recipe and a wonderful blog. Just found your blog and I'll be back many times!

  19. I'm making Southwest Egg Rolls! Yummy!

  20. I make chili and this looks like just the stuff to make it with; I didn't know that they had these.

    Just a note: The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  21. hot wings with buffalo ranch dip
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  22. I'd make Warm Fiesta Bean Dip. Thanks!

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

  23. chicken fajitas, nachos, and chilis

  24. This looks way good. Love the picture. I would love for you to come over to my link party going on now over at
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  25. There is going to be some serious snacking going on this weekend.

  26. Hi! I saw this at Work it Wednesday and had to stop in--this is my kind of party food! Looks delicious. Pinning and sharing on google +

  27. Sounds and look delicious!
    Thanks for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. Hope you'll join in again on Saturday.

  28. I don't watch the game, but if I did, I'd make some pizza for sure. I may make some that day, anyway. Any day is a good day for pizza. :D

  29. Making taco dip with home chips and stuffed jalpenos and deviled eggs

  30. I would make pepperoni pizza because football and pizza just go hand in hand to me.

  31. These look delish... oh my... YUM. I hope you'll come share at my New Super Saturday Show & Tell Party today :) You're awesome and I love your mad cooking skills! xoxo~ Ruthie

  32. Oh I just love your blog! These Beefy Quesadillas look so yummy! My family will love these!

    I'd love for you to share them at my weekend link party. It's open till midnight tonight :) @The Weekend re-Treat

    Hope to see you there!


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