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Black Bean Quesadillas Recipe

Author: EatingWell Test Kitchen

Photographer: Ken Burris

Yield: 4 servings

Servings: 4

Active Time: 15 minutes

Active Time (mins): 15

Total Time: 15 minutes

Total Time (mins): 15

 

Recipe Description:

In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad.

 

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, preferably pepper Jack
  • 1/2 cup prepared fresh salsa, divided
  • 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced

 

Recipe Steps:

  1. Combine beans, cheese and 1/4 cup salsa in a medium bowl. Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 1/2 cup filling on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Serve the quesadillas with avocado and the remaining salsa.

 

Recipe Tips & Notes:

  • Tip: Look for prepared fresh salsa in the supermarket refrigerator section near other dips and spreads.

 

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 377 calories; 16 g fat (5 g sat, 8 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 46 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 6 g total sugars; 13 g protein; 10 g fiber; 679 mg sodium; 581 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value), Folate (23% dv), Iron (19% dv), Potassium (17% dv).

Recipe by EatingWell.com. © Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.