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black bean quesadillas

Recipe by
Jean Fisher
OFallon, IL

This is a wonderful dish to have for your Mexican night.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black bean quesadillas

  • 1/4 c
    red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 c
    red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 c
    black beans, rinsed
  • 1 pinch
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 lg
    whole wheat tortillas - 12 inch
  • 1/4 c
    mexican/cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    ground meat
  • roma tomatoes, diced
  • chunky salsa

How To Make black bean quesadillas

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2
    Cook small amount of ground meat. Cook until done. Put the ground meat, red onion, red pepper, black beans, cilantro and cumin in a small bowl and mix.
  • 3
    Heat a large nonstick pan to medium heat. Coat with cooking spray.
  • 4
    Place a tortilla in the pan for about 1 minute to warm. Place half of the bean mixture on one side of the tortilla. Fold tortilla over to cover mixture. Cook 1-2 minutes. Then flip. Repeat with the second tortilla.
  • 5
    Remove from heat and place both tortillas on a baking sheet. Open each tortilla and sprinkle generously with shredded cheese. Then fold over again before putting in oven. Bake in preheated oven about 5 -10 minutes until nicely warm and cheese is melted.
  • 6
    Cut each quesadilla into two pieces. Serve with chunky salsa and chopped tomatoes.
  • 7
    You can substitute green for red pepper. Also use thawed frozen corn for another addition.