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Bean 'N' Beef Quesadillas

 Bean 'N' Beef Quesadillas
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.
4-6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 quesadilla equals 607 calories, 22 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,068 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 37 g protein.