Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadilla

Jon is finished with school, which means he’s back in action in the kitchen! I didn’t realize how much I missed it. Yesterday, he prepared these Black Bean Quesadillas from Gourmet magazine. They are extremely simple to make and packed with flavor. The salsa is simple too and gave Jon a chance to use his new emulsifier.  We sliced up some avocados and served them on top. Yummy!

If you’re looking for a quick week-night meal, this is it!


  • 1 (19-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag mixed grated “taco cheese”
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 cup chopped white onion, divided
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 large tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha


Heat dry grill pan over medium heat until hot.

Toss together beans, cheese, 3/4 cup cilantro, and 1/2 cup onion. Divide mixture evenly over half of each tortilla (about 1/2 cup each), then fold tortillas in half.

Brush 1/2 tablespoon oil on grill pan, then cook 4 quesadillas, turning over once, until golden and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes total. Repeat with remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil and 4 quesadillas.

Meanwhile, pulse tomatoes, Sriracha, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and remaining cup each onion and cilantro in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Serve salsa with quesadillas.

Here’s an extra treat. The next morning, the leftovers make amazing Black Bean Breakfast Burritos. Whisk the bean mixture with 2 eggs, scrambled in the skillet, place inside the flour tortilla, and place in a heated skillet until slightly browned on both sides. I served mine with sliced avocado and Sriracha. Scrumptious!

Breakfast Quesadilla




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