Bean 'N' Beef Quesadillas Recipe
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Bean 'N' Beef Quesadillas Recipe

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Either leftover roast beef or deli beef works well in this recipe from Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington. To complement the hearty quesadillas, she dresses up purchased salsa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 cups julienned cooked roast beef
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla equals 607 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1068 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 37 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, cilantro and lime juice. In another bowl, combine the beans, corn and 1/2 cup salsa mixture. Set remaining salsa mixture aside.
  2. Place beef, cheese and bean mixture on half of each tortilla; fold over. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook quesadillas in 1 tablespoon oil for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted, using additional oil as needed. Cut into wedges. Serve with reserved salsa mixture. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Bean 'N' Beef Quesadillas in Taste of Home August/September 2004, p46

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"yummy 5 stars!"

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"This is such a good blend of flavors. I've been making it for a few years and we still love it! Using leftover roast beef makes it so easy. I don't change a thing in the recipe, it's just right!"

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