Bean quesadillas

    35 min

    Veggies, beans and cheese sandwiched in tortillas, then fried until golden on both sides. This is a great weeknight supper, ready in a flash - make one quesadilla per person. You can also cut them like a pizza and serve as a starter or party nibble.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    • 140g (5 oz) frozen sweetcorn
    • 12 flour tortillas, such as Old El Paso
    • 1 (415g) tin Discovery Refried Beans
    • 110g (4 oz) grated Cheddar cheese
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and sauté the onion and garlic until soft. Mix in pepper, tomatoes, and sweetcorn; cook until heated through.
    2. Spread 6 tortillas with equal amounts of the refried beans, vegetable mixture, and then the Cheddar cheese, and top with the remaining tortillas to form a "sandwich".
    3. Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place quesadillas in the frying pan and cook, turning once, until cheese is melted and both sides are lightly browned.


    For a healthier meal, try baking the quesadillas in the oven rather than pan frying them. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes at 190 C / Gas mark 5, or until the tortillas are golden brown.

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    Something else. Made a great lunch for us this afternoon. I sprinkled some cumin and chilli powder in the mix. I baked my tortillas at 200 for about 15 minutes and they were perfect. Will make again.  -  24 Jul 2008


    Something else. This is a great recipe! Instead of frying, I brushed the tortillas with olive oil (and also topped with more of the cheese) and baked at 200 degrees for about 5 minutes (could go longer if you like them crunchy).  -  24 Jul 2008


    I halved the recipie for my boyfriend and myself - delicious! Doesn't take too much work - just chopping a few vegetables and letting them fry. As a tip, the cheese is the 'glue' of a quesadilla - so to help it stick well, don't put it all in one layer - divide it in between each ingredient so that everything 'sticks' when the cheese melts!  -  16 May 2010