Bean Quesadillas


A quesadilla  is a popular savory Mexican turnover, stuffed with a cheese filling. I just love bean quesadillas. Gooey, rich, filling-they,re comforting in a milion ways. Beans are great for a healthy heart too.This vegetarian recipe will be a hit with the kids, as well as the adults……

  • 2 large or 4 small tortillas
  • 2 garlic cloves, finaly chopped
  • 1 green chilli (optional
  • 1/2 tsb ground cumin
  • 400g can mixed beans, rinsed and drained
  • 150g cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 15g fresh  coriander, roughly chopped
  • 100g Cheddar, grated
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Spray a saucepan with oil and saute the garlic, chili (if using) and cumcin for 2-3 min, until softened. Add the mixes beans and quartered tomatoes and cook for for 10-12 mins, until the liquid has nearly evaporated and the sauce thick. Season with salt and pepper.

Spread the bean mixture onto  the tortilla and scatter over the coriander and cheese.

Preheat a griddle pan and spray with oil. Place the torillas in the pan and cook for 2-3 min on each side, until golden. Serve immediately.


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