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Heart Healthy Sweet And Sour Beef Quesadilla


  • Makes 16 appetizers.


  • 1/2 lb sirloin tip side steak
  • Sweet and Sour Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (Mix together marinade ingredients. Marinate sirloin tip side steak for at least two hours or overnight in refrigerator. Discard marinade and proceed with recipe.)
  • 1 can reduced sodium tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 C red onion, diced
  • 1/2 C red sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1 C reduced fat, finely shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend
  • 1 tsp olive oil, some additional for brushing tortillas
  • 4 (6 in) whole-grain tortillas Salsa for dipping (optional)


Cook marinated steak in 1 tsp olive oil in skillet on medium high until desired doneness. While steak rests, mix together in a bowl tomatoes with green chilies, onion, bell pepper, and cheese. Cut steak into 1⁄4-inch cubes and add to tomato mixture. Stir until all ingredients in bowl are mixed well together.

Heat another skillet to medium heat. Lightly brush tortilla with olive oil. Spoon enough beef mixture to cover one half of the tortilla. Fold tortilla over and place in skillet. Brown on both sides, melting cheese. Serve with salsa if desired.

Makes 16 appetizers.

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