Scout's Black Bean Quesadillas

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by CraftScout

Yes, you could bake these, and they would be lower in fat. But I think you would be missing something. If you want to lower the fat amount, but still have the right taste, use a nonstick skillet and nonstick spray instead of butter or margarine. There's not really any "passive" cooking time, since while one is cooking, you're getting the next one ready, so the Prep time is my estimate for the whole amount of time. Makes 4 main dish servings.

Top Review by Steph Roxx

This is now one of our family favorites. In an effort to lower the fat we use half the cheese. We also cook it on a griddle with cooking spray instead of butter and it still comes out crispy. We also add a half cup to a cup of corn after the beans are mashed for texture and sweetness. Thanks for sharing this one!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash black beans in a medium bowl slightly. You want some chunks left in it. Mix in salsa, cheese, and salt.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spread 1/2 T. butter on one side of 2 tortillas.
  3. When skillet is hot, lay one tortilla in it, buttered side down. Spoon one quarter of bean mixture onto tortilla and spread evenly to edges. Lay second tortilla on top, butter side up.
  4. When bottom tortilla is brown and crisp, flip. When second tortilla is brown and crisp, remove from pan and allow to cool before cutting into wedges.
  5. Repeat for three more quesadillas.

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