My friends tell me I need to eat more red meat, which as been a bit of a struggle for me because I really only ate red meat in hamburgers or steak. Last month, I bought four pounds of ground beef, which I then froze in little plastic containers until I could figure out what on earth I would do with that much beef. I was really excited when I not only received samples of Mission Foods Tortillas but also found an awesome recipe for Cheeseburger Quesadillas!
First, a little bit about the Mission Foods’ Tortillas I received – the 96% Fat Free Heart Healthy Flour Mission Tortillas and the Life Balance Whole Wheat Mission Tortillas.
I’ll admit that before I received these Mission Tortillas, I thought one tortilla was just like any other tortilla. I didn’t realize how healthy tortillas could be and how many ways they could contribute to a healthier diet. For example, both the Life Balance and 96% Fat Free tortillas have 0 trans fat and 0 cholesterol. In addition, the 96% Fat Free Mission Tortillas have omega-3 fatty acids which are good for your heart and the Life Balance Mission Tortillas contain 23 vitamins & minerals and have as much calcium as a glass of milk. That’s way healthier than the white bread I usually eat.
To test out the flavor, I cooked up the Cheeseburger Quesadilla recipe that I found on the Mission Foods website. They were totally awesome! I slightly modified the recipe by using a cheese blend and cutting out the onions, but the resulting meal was still delicious and fulfilling. I thought the flavor of the plain cheeseburger quesadilla was just perfect for me, while my fellow testers enjoyed them with some salsa on the side.
Out of the bag, the Mission Tortillas were fresh and flexible. One of my pet peeves about tortillas is when they’re brittle and flake in the middle when you try to fold them over. This was not the case with the Mission Tortillas, which were able to successfully fold in half and bake up to a perfectly crispy quesadilla shell.I loved that the Heart Healthy tortilla tasted like a normal tortilla – which I wouldn’t always expect from something that’s 96% fat free. It wasn’t too doughy or too thick with “flour flavor.” I haven’t had a chance to try the Whole Wheat Life Balance tortillas yet, but I’m searching for another recipe to cook up for those.
For more information about Mission Foods’ Tortillas, including their Carb Balance and Multi-Grain tortillas, please visit their website at www.missionmenus.com. The website also has a great collection of recipes in their Mission Cookbook. You can also register to receive a coupon for $0.55 off any package of Mission Corn or Flour Tortillas.
6 Mission® 8 inch Medium Flour Tortillas
1 pound Ground Beef
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese shredded
1 teaspoon Seasoning Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Red Onions diced
1. In a skillet, cook the ground beef, adding seasoning salt and pepper, until completely cooked. Drain off the juices and place the beef in a medium-sized bowl.
2. Pour the two cheeses and onions into the bowl with the cooked hamburger meat and thoroughly mix. Place an equal amount of the cheeseburger mixture on each tortilla.
3. Fold each tortilla over to create a “half moon” and press down lightly.
4. Coat the skillet or griddle with cooking spray and warm to a medium heat. Lightly brown each quesadilla for two to three minutes on each side until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crisp.
5. Remove quesadillas from the pan and cut each into 3 wedges. Serve with your favorite cheeseburger fixings like lettuce, tomatoes and pickles.
Recipe courtesy of Mission Foods – www.missionmenus.com.
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive two free bags of Mission Tortillas from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.