Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

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"Easy, quick and inexpensive. Perfect for an appetizer, lunch, a side dish, or dinner. You can do them on the grill or right in a saute pan. Just a few pantry ingredients and a couple of fresh ingredients make this quick to put together. Also great for card or game nights, watching the game on TV, movie night. Just great finger food. "

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (417.3 g)
  • Calories 924.2
  • Total Fat - 71.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1244.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 53.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 10.1 g
  • Sugars - 18.7 g
  • Protein - 29.6 g
  • Calcium - 237.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Beans ... Add the beans to a small bowl and "mash," with either a potato masher or the back of a fork. You want a bit of texture, so don't completely mash them into a "mush." Add in the salsa and onion and mix well.

Step 2

Quesadillas ... Lay the tortillas out and spread the bean mixture over 1/2 of the tortilla. These are going to folded in half and then grilled. Top the bean mixture with a squeeze of lime, the cheese and then the cilantro. Fold in half and brush the top with olive oil. We will brush the other side, when we flip them in the pan.

Step 3

Grill ... Lay the quesadillas in the pan - top side down, the side we brushed with olive oil. This will help to brown the quesadilla. Now you can brush the other side with olive oil. Grill 4-5 minutes on the first side until golden brown and repeat. The cheese should be good and melted.

Step 4

Serve ... My garnishes I like are avocado slices, sour cream, lime wedges; and you can also add a bit more salsa. ENJOY any time of the day!!

Tips & Variations

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