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Quick Black Bean Quesadillas

Need a quick snack or appetizer? These bean and cheese quesadillas are the answer. I got the recipe at a Mexican festival that was held at our children’s school and have served them regularly ever since. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded Muenster or Monterey Jack cheese


  • In a small bowl, mash beans with a fork; stir in the green onion, red onion, pepper, cilantro, lime juice and garlic.
  • Spread 1/4 cup bean mixture over half of each tortilla; top with 1/4 cup cheese. Fold over.
  • Cook on a griddle coated with cooking spray over low heat, 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 quesadilla: 375 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 9g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    Jun 21, 2016

    Used this for a light summer dinner. Served with rice.

  • patriciakf
    Jan 6, 2013

    I love this recipe! It's delicious and very easy to make. I leave out the roasted red pepper though because of my personal taste.

  • vaughnlulu
    Nov 21, 2012

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  • patriciakf
    Jul 10, 2012

    This will become one of my go-to recipes. Small list of ingredients, little prep work, short cooking time but a lot of flavor make this recipe a keeper. I left the red peppers out because of my personal tastes.

  • bunnydawgg
    May 7, 2012

    Wonderful fresh flavors. I paired mine with sour cream, fresh guacamole, diced tomatoes and a Peach Margarita!!!

  • lottieda
    May 3, 2012

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  • ksandjs1
    May 3, 2012

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  • stayathomemomma15
    Feb 7, 2011

    My house has many finicky eaters so I omitted, onions and peppers and added corn instead to keep it vegetarian and served with spanish rice and it was superb!!

  • maceyj0
    Nov 18, 2010

    excellent recipe! We omitted the peppers for toddler/preschool age eaters, and added some chicken breast, so it was a one dish meal. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed!