Mixed Bean Quesadillas

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One of these will serve 2 as a light lunch or one for dinner. Its one of my favourite things to make when im in a rush because its maximum flavour for minimum effort! It also works out fairly inexpensive to make.

Quesadillas are a fab alternative to a sandwich, perfect for kids and grown ups alike, just watch the salt and use wholegrain tortillas for the little ones. They’re handheld, full of goodness and have melted cheese. What’s not to like?!

Top tip – Make these the day before for lunchboxes, just wrap in foil once cooked and cooled.

Ingredients (Makes 4 Quesadillas)

8 Flour Tortillas
2 Onions – chopped
1 can mixed beans – drained
1 red pepper – chopped
2tsp Paprika
2tsp Ground Coriander
2tsp Ground Cumin
100g Medium Cheddar (or more!) – Grated
Half a bunch of fresh coriander – chopped
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil


Sauté onions and red pepper in olive oil with a pinch of salt and the spices. Once they are softened, add the mixed beans and fresh coriander. When the mixture is hot, mash with a potato masher and season. Set aside.

Place a tortilla into a clean pan on a medium heat and sprinkle over some grated cheese, add a layer of the beans and some more cheese, then place another tortilla on top. When the base is brown and crisp, carefully flip it over and brown the other side.

Once both sides are brown and the cheese is melted, cut into wedges and serve (or cool for lunchboxes). I like these with sour cream and homemade guacamole. Delish!

Bean Quesadilla


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