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Bush’s Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas are a great game day snack or meatless school night meal. Just a few ingredients and quick to make!

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This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans.

Are you a corn or flour tortilla person? I have always been more of a  (whole wheat) flour tortilla person, until my friend Liz got me hooked on corn tortillas. Friends who are food lovers (like you) tend to get you hooked on stuff like that. Ever since I got to peek inside her fridge earlier this year I pretty much have the same big bag of corn tortillas in my fridge at all times. I use them for so many dishes now like these Turkey and Spinach Tostadas that my family loves and these Black Bean and Egg Tostadas that make breakfast a little more interesting.

Corn tortillas are my jam.

Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadilla | Aggie's Kitchen

You know who else likes them? My little man. An easy peasy lunch for him is a quick cheese quesadilla with a side of black beans. And diced avocado. He gobbles it all up.

With all the little cheese quesadillas I’ve been making for him at lunch lately, I got a little creative and made a version more suited for me. Though I have a feeling he would love them too.

How do you make bean and avocado quesadillas?

Easy – get your ingredients in order and get to work!

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, place 3 corn tortillas.
  2. On each tortilla add small amount of cheese, 1 tablespoon black chili beans, a pinch of green onion and cilantro, and a bit more cheese. No need to add a lot of cheese, onion and cilantro, about a tablespoon each.
  3. Once filling is added, carefully fold tortillas to make a quesadilla. Let cook on bottom side about 1 more minute, then gently flip over to brown other side.
  4. When both sides of tortillas are nicely browned and you can see the cheese is melted, your quesadillas are ready. Should only take a couple of minutes on each side.
  5. Carefully slide your quesadillas out onto a plate and start the next batch.

Bush's Black Chili Beans and Avocado Quesadilla

For these quesadillas, I used a can of Black Chili Beans from Bush’s newest line of chili beans. These are such a wonderful substitution for dishes you would use black beans in but without having to season them yourself. They add extra flavor and work really well in chili, but also make a great seasoned filling for enchiladas, tacos and burritos.

Bush's Black Chili Beans and Avocado Quesadilla

Or quesadillas.

Of course you can use regular black beans in this recipe, up to you!

Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadilla | Aggie's Kitchen

A plate of these Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas would be perfect for game day snacking! Serve with this Mexican Wild Rice recipe for a healthy meatless school night meal.

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Bush’s Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Yield: 12 quesadillas
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can Bush’s Black Chili Beans, drained (not rinsed)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, diced

Instructions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, over medium heat, place 3 corn tortillas.
  2. On each tortilla add small amount of cheese, 1 tablespoon black chili beans, a pinch of green onion and cilantro, and a bit more cheese. No need to add a lot of cheese, onion and cilantro, about a tablespoon each.
  3. Once filling is added, carefully fold tortillas to make a quesadilla. Let cook on bottom side about 1 more minute, then gently flip over to brown other side.
  4. When both sides of tortillas are nicely browned and you can see the cheese is melted, your quesadillas are ready. Should only take a couple of minutes on each side.
  5. Carefully slide your quesadillas out onto a plate and start the next batch.

Keywords: quesadilla, avocado, black bean, vegetarian

 

More recipes using Bush’s new chili beans:

5-Ingredient Beef Chili from Reluctant Entertainer

White Chili Bean Queso Dip from Tidy Mom

White Chicken Chili from Bush’s Beans

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. I have been creating and sharing recipes using Bush’s Beans for years, but as always my opinions are my own.)

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25 comments on “Bush’s Black Chili Bean and Avocado Quesadillas”

  1. owww! I’ve never seen those chili beans before! Totally looking for them. I’m a bush’s beans aholic. I used to be 100% flour tortilla…until we made your tostadas, now we’re hooked on corn. These look fantastic

    • Thank you! the beans are great Erica, they just came out last month. They have them in different types too, I am ready to make some white chicken chili next. 🙂

  2. Love the new look! Any type of tortilla is my jam and these quesadillas are definitely getting made.

  3. I’m a whole wheat girl, as well! 🙂 The quesadillas sound fantastic!!

    • Thank you! I know, I’ve been eating whole wheat for so long it was hard to break out of it..but it’s been a nice change!

  4. Aggie, this looks so good. Love the versilitiy of Bush’s new chili beans. I whipped up a pot of chili in no time. Brilliant. 🙂

    • Thanks Sandy! I agree, those beans have been great…and funny I have YET to make chili with them. I have been using those black beans in so much, time to make some good white chicken chili 🙂

  5. I really love to serve vegetarian meals at least once a week not only for the savings but its great for the diet too.

  6. Congrats on your new website friend!!! It looks amazing – so fresh and so YOU! Love this recipe – my boys eat beans all the time!

  7. Your site looks fantastic, and so do these quesadillas!!!

  8. Love the new look!
    These quesadillas are just the kind of food we love to eat on busy weeknights!

  9. These look amazing! I love black beans in everything!!

  10. I love corn tortillas and the new bush black beans, I am learning to make my own homemade tortillas.Have not masterded it yet, but loving it.

  11. I see you stated corn aren’t those flour?

  12. Woohoo! I love your fresh new online home, looks fabulous! And so do these quesadillas – I could eat this for lunch most every day of the week.

  13. Ooohh, I’m excited about these. I haven’t seen them yet at my store but I’ll be looking for them. I use the Bush’s Seasoned Recipe Black Beans all the time and love them. I’m a corn tortilla addict. I seriously crave them all the time.

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