Black Bean Quesadillas

Quesadillas are pretty much my go to meal on nights when I don’t feel like cooking much. They are easy, and easy to adjust to please everyone. My kids like theirs with just cheese, my husband likes some sort of meat in his and I love mine just like this…beans, a little veg and cheese, and lots of cilantro.

I recently came across this super simple recipe on and I have been craving them ever since. When I made them I served them up alongside a deconstructed salad of romaine, salsa, tomatoes, and sour cream and it was perfect. You can easily please anyone who would like a little meat in their meal by adding in some leftover shredded chicken with the bean mixture before cooking.

For those of you celebrating Lent, this would be a great meal to serve up on your meatless Fridays.


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Black Bean Quesadillas


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8 oz block monterey jack or cheddar cheese, shredded (or use pre-shredded bag of taco cheese)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 8 flour tortillas

For serving:

  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • salsa
  • hot sauce
  • sour cream


  1. In a bowl, combine beans, cheese, cilantro and onion. Set aside.
  2. Place tortilla in heated non stick skillet sprayed with non stick spray. Spoon mixture evenly over half of tortilla and fold remaining half over mixture. Lightly press down using your spatula. Cook for a few minutes until bottom of tortilla is golden brown, then carefully flip and cook for a few more minutes until tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted.
  3. Cut into 3 or 4 wedges and serve quesadillas with salsa, salad and spanish rice.

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