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Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

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"When I get home late from work as an operating room nurse, I often rely on this handy recipe," says Jane Epping of Iowa City, Iowa. "Topped with salsa and sour cream, the crisp wedges are always a hit. when I have extra time, I add chopped onion, black olives and green chilies to the beans."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2/3 cups salsa, divided
  • 10 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2/3 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge with about 1 teaspoon salsa and 1 teaspoon sour cream equals 113 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, mash beans; add 1 cup salsa. Place five tortillas on ungreased baking sheets; spread with bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; top with the remaining tortillas.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until crisp and heated through. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges. Serve with sour cream and remaining salsa. Yield: 30 wedges.
Originally published as Black Bean Quesadillas in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p8

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Very Good! The whole family enjoyed."

Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"So easy and so good!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"Really enjoyed this.Only thing I might do a little different would be to flip them to crisp up both sides a little better. My toddler loved it. It's a win-win-win-win. I can already tell this will be classic at our house, since it's cheap, easy, really good, and healthy (especially if made with whole wheat tortillas and low fat sour cream). A real winner!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2009

"This is easy and delicious! I usually serve with some Spanish rice (rice cooked in chicken broth with some salsa) and cooked corn."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2008

"2 points"

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