Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
Recipe from Family Circle

A black bean and salsa mixture is spread on tortillas then topped with cheese for this meatless meal.

Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 mins
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  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 1   
    small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2  
    small green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1  15  ounce can 
    black beans, drained and lightly mashed
  • 1/2  cup 
    lower sodium salsa (such as Muir Glen)
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    chili powder
  • 1   package 
    (10-count) fajita-size flour or whole-wheat tortillas
  • 8   ounces 
    reduced-fat pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2  cup 
    cilantro leaves
    Extra salsa for serving (optional)
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans, salsa and chili powder. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place over medium-high heat. Place one tortilla in the skillet and cook for 1 minute. Spread 1/3 cup of the bean mixture and 1/3 cup of the cheese evenly over the tortilla. Sprinkle some of the cilantro over the top. Place another tortilla on top and cook 1 minute. Press gently with a spatula and turn. Cook for 1 minute or until browned.
Place quesadilla on a baking sheet and keep warm in 200 degrees oven. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make four additional quesadillas. Allow skillet to cool slightly if it becomes too hot.
To serve, cut each quesadilla into quarters. Serve 3 quarters to each person (there will be 2 leftover wedges for nondieters to enjoy)
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 312, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 23, carb. (g) 34, fiber (g) 5, pro. (g) 16, sodium (mg) 786, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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