Cheesy bean & chipotle quesadillas

Cheesy bean & chipotle quesadillas

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4

Have a pack of flour tortilla wraps knocking about in your storecupboard? Sandwich them with a bean filling and griddle

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal671
  • fat17g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs90g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre10g
  • protein29g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 2 x 400g cans mixed bean salad
  • 3 tbsp chipotle sauce
  • small pack coriander, chopped
  • 140g red leicester cheese, grated
  • pack 8 flour tortillas


  1. Drain the beans, reserving 2 tbsp of the can water. Tip into a bowl with the reserved water, chipotle sauce, coriander and half the cheese. Mash everything well with a fork or potato masher.

  2. Lay out 4 tortillas, then spread each with ¼ of the cheesy beans. Top with the remaining cheese, then top with another tortilla and use your hands to press them together.

  3. Heat a griddle on a medium-high heat. Microwave each quesadilla for 45 secs to start the cheese melting, then griddle for 1-2 mins on each side, until the quesadillas are golden and charred. Repeat with the rest, keeping warm in a low oven. Cut them into wedges to serve.

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18th May, 2015
Tried these exactly as per recipe and they were delicious, then added some leftover roasted sweet potato and they were even better - and they only take five minutes to prepare. Fantastic recipe.
Frantic Flapjack
1st Jul, 2014
These were excellent. Have made a few times now. Really quick to prepare and tasted lovely. You could add cooked chopped chicken as well, as previously suggested.
17th Feb, 2014
This is a nice recipe, although I thought it needed more 'bite' to it. Added some spring onions, jalapeños, and small diced pieces of red pepper which helped. Think it would be nicer with chicken but a good, simple meal nonetheless.
1st Feb, 2014
I loved this - really tasty, enough chilli for me and, though I love the seriously cheesy quesadillas, this had the virtue of being a bit healthier and packing some extra nutrition. Didn't think it needed chicken but like philinbrighton's suggestion of the sour cream!
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5th Nov, 2013
I thought this as a bit mushy and bland. If you wanted to spice it up a little bit you might want to consider adding some red onion or extra chilli. If you wanted it to have bite it might be worth mashing the beans less or maybe adding some chicken. Try serving it with some sour cream with coriander and lime juice added.
5th Oct, 2013
Easy, cheap, quick and really so tasty. Wouldn't change a thing! One of the best things I have come across on the site. My other half is Texan and he loved them.
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