These make-ahead quesadillas are a genius campfire dinner solution. Assemble and wrap in foil at home, then once you get to camp, just throw over hot coals for a quick campsite meal. Source:, July 2017

Hilary Meyer


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine chicken, black beans, chili powder and cilantro in a medium bowl.

  • Tear off four 12-inch pieces of foil. Place a tortilla on a piece of foil and evenly spread 1/2 cup chicken mixture and 1/4 cup cheese over half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla in half, then wrap in the foil. Repeat with the remaining foil, tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.

  • Mash avocado, lime juice, garlic powder and salt in a small bowl until chunky-smooth. Transfer to small container with a tight-fitting lid. Before closing the lid, press a small piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole to prevent browning. Close the container.

  • Prepare a campfire and let it burn down to the coals. Cook the foil-wrapped quesadillas 4 to 6 inches above the coals, turning once, until hot, 5 to 10 minutes. Open carefully. Stir the guacamole and serve with the quesadillas.


To make ahead: Store the assembled and wrapped quesadillas and the guacamole in a refrigerator or cold cooler for up to one day.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 6.9 g saturated fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 705 mg sodium. 594 mg potassium; 40.9 g carbohydrates; 8.9 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 30.3 g protein; 740 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 79 mcg folate; 325 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 39 mg magnesium;