Refried bean quesadillas

Refried bean quesadillas

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This casual meat-free main is a cheap and cheerful way to fill up your friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal487
  • fat18g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs65g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre7g
  • protein20g
  • salt3.74g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 400g can pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
    Paprika

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  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 100g cheddar or Gruyère, coarsely grated
    Gruyère

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  • handful coriander leaves
  • 200g tub fresh tomato salsa, plus extra to serve
  • soured cream, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 2 mins. Add the cumin and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the beans, paprika and a splash of water. Using a potato masher, break the beans down as they warm through to make a rough purée. Season generously.

  2. Spread the refried beans onto 4 of the tortillas and scatter over the cheese and coriander. Spoon over the salsa, then top with the remaining tortillas to make 4 sandwiches. Wipe the frying pan with kitchen paper and return to the heat or heat a griddle pan. Cook each sandwich for 1-2 mins on each side until the tortillas are crisp and golden and the cheese is melting. Serve warm, cut into wedges, with extra salsa and soured cream for dipping.

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Rah_Rah
5th Aug, 2016
Really delicious and low-budget recipe. I used small-ish tortillas and the quantities were just right, but larger tortillas would have been tricky to fill! I found turning the quesadillas a little tricky without losing the filling so I think next time I'll try the burritos as suggested underneath the recipe. Makes it easier to prepare ahead too.
MerleVeurman
29th Mar, 2016
Really good, made it tonight! Great for a low-budget vegetarian student who doesn't feel like spending hours in the kitchen :) (Yeah, thats me)
sarah0902
31st Aug, 2015
5.05
Super quick and easy, but would definitely agree with other comments to double the ingredients for 4 quesadillas - mine only made 1 1/2 but they were quite full! Yummy with guacemole.
earlgreytea
11th Jul, 2015
5.05
Quick and easy, not just for vegetarians, really filling!
oollah
18th Sep, 2013
Very tasty and filling! Will make again.
caraclose
13th Sep, 2013
i would suggest to double the amounts! also a whole quesadilla each was very filling, 1 could maybe serve 2 people
caraclose
12th Sep, 2013
really tasty but need to make double the amounts! also one whole quesadillas was too much for us but that might be personal preference
neets88
9th Apr, 2013
5.05
real easy and realistic to make, loved it! Mexican food always loves a bit of guacamole as well ;)
gandhi
8th Jan, 2013
Met all my family's needs with this one. Will cut down on the coriander on my next attempt.
whats4t
16th Nov, 2012
Going to make these tomorrow. . can`t wait to have a go, sounds just the thing (the burritos especially) to have ready to just pop in the oven for when son and friends arrive back from having a pint or two, or great if us girls are expecting friends round for a therapeutic glass of wine!! Easily preprepared, healthy and much much better than `junk food`not to mention a fraction of the price.

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georgiak97
10th Jan, 2017
5.05
I found the bean purée a bit dry so I added about a tablespoon of tomato puree to make it smoother and creamier. Lovely recipe!