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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2010


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Recipe Summary

15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


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.

2 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat