Rating: 4.64 stars
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

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

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 45.1g; dietary fiber 10.2g; sugars 6.4g; fat 16.3g; saturated fat 4.5g; cholesterol 12.6mg; vitamin a iu 182IU; vitamin c 7.1mg; folate 89mcg; calcium 241.4mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 18.4mg; potassium 486.1mg; sodium 607.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (21)

66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2014
Super easy super tasty Love this recipe it's so simple! My vegetarian girlfriend just loves it. I like to add lime juice and cilantro to spice it up and when I am making it for myself minced jalapeno. If I have extra avocado I like to throw a little bit inside the quesadilla itself. Pros: Quick easy healthy cheap Cons: So good and easy to make you want more than just one Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/15/2014
Yummy!!! This is so quick and easy to make and delicious. Next time I will double the cheese to hold the inside stuff together better. Pros: So quick and easy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2012
This is a keeper I followed the recipe using the Pepper Jack cheese and they were delicious. I forgot to get the avocado but didn't miss it. I served with sour cream and salsa with a side of spanish rice. My husband was initially questioning the lack of meat (he's a meat and potatoes kind of guy) but really liked the meal and didn't miss the meat at all. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you for the recipe. I'm always looking for something simple and satisfying. This fits the bill. Pros: Very simple to make Cons: None Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I make black beans in bulk and freeze them so this recipe has become my go-to healthy quick dinner choice. I use a homemade south Texas style salsa and it has plenty of zip. If you need more zing to your version it's probably the salsa. Using something fresh spicy with a lot of flavor is what will make a big difference between an OK meal and a great one. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I honestly thought that something so easy would just receive a meh from my family. My husband liked it enough make a second one. The kids loved the Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette suggested in the article. I made it for the salad but my kids ended up drizzling it over their quesadillas. This will be on regular rotation for Meatless Mondays at our house. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
These are soooo good! And simple! I added a bit more cheese because I like my quesedillas pretty cheesy but otherwise the recipe is perfect as is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This tasted great! My only problem was that it all fell apart pretty quickly. I would probably make them a burrito next time. I added a little extra cheese and some corn which I liked a lot. Really easy and quick to make and they're ingredients I already have. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2012
Quick easy delicious! Nothing wrong with vegetarians besides the whole not eating meat thing. My modifications: --brown 1/2 lb turkey sausage and a dash of red pepper --make bean mixture and toast in tortilla as directed --open quesadilla add 1 leaf romain lettuce thinly sliced tomato 1/4 turkey mustard and mayo. Close and enjoy. This adds the sustenance kick and tang the original recipe is just plain lacking. But the beans salsa and cheese mixture really set it off. Pros: Great base recipe Cons: Vegetarian Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Quick and easy! Also great for lunch the next day. Read More