Easiest Way to Cook Tasty Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas.

You can cook Black Bean Quesadillas using 14 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Black Bean Quesadillas

  1. Prepare 3 tbsp. of olive oil, divided.
  2. It’s 1/2 of a small onion, diced.
  3. It’s 1 of small bell pepper, diced.
  4. You need 1 of jalapeno, diced (optional for heat).
  5. It’s 2 cloves of garlic, minced.
  6. You need 2 cups of chopped spinach.
  7. You need 1 cup of canned black beans, rinsed and drained.
  8. You need 1 tbsp. of taco seasoning.
  9. Prepare to taste of salt and pepper.
  10. It’s pinch of cayenne pepper.
  11. It’s 2 tbsp. of chopped cilantro.
  12. It’s of juice from 1/2 of a lime.
  13. Prepare 2 cups of freshly shredded cheese (use a kind that melts easily).
  14. It’s 4 of flour tortillas (the burrito sized ones).

Black Bean Quesadillas step by step

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. of the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, until they have begun to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach wilts.
  2. Add the black beans and seasonings to the skillet and cook just 2 or so minutes more, then remove from heat and transfer the bean mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Stir the cilantro, lime juice and cheese into the bean mixture. Return the skillet to the heat and add the additional 2 tbsp. of oil to it.
  4. Prepare the quesadillas by placing 1/4 of the bean and cheese mixture over one half of each tortilla, then fold the other half over it, so it's a half circle.
  5. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, add the quesadilla carefully to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until golden, then flip it carefully and cook the other side for 2-3 minutes, until golden and the cheese is all melted.
  6. Slice into thirds using a large, sharp knife and serve immediately.

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