Refried Bean Quesadillas



Refried Bean Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Tbsp oil

  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ¼ tsp cumin

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • 1 (15 oz.) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 Tbsp water

  • 3/4 cups shredded cheese- Monterey Jack, Queso Blanco, or Chihuahua

  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, minced

Quesadilla Ingredients

  • 10 corn tortillas



Refried Bean Directions:

  1. Heat oil in pan on medium high; sauté green onions, salt, and cumin until golden -- about 2 minutes. Add garlic powder and sauté until fragrant -- 30 seconds.

  2. In a medium bowl, mash beans and 3 Tbsp of water to a course paste with a potato masher or fork. Fry the mashed bean in a skillet until the beans are soft and thick -- about 5 minutes.

  3. Add more water if beans dry out before reaching the desired consistency. Salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Pour bean mixture into the same bowl as before and let it cool for 5-10 minutes. Add shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp of cilantro. Mix thoroughly. Wipe out pan with a towel.


  1. Spread a thin layer of refried bean on one side of a tortilla-- about 2 Tbsp.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Brush or spray with a thin coat of oil; heat quesadilla on 1 side for about 4 minutes. Flip and heat the other side for another 3 minutes.

  3. Cut quesadilla into wedges and garnish. Serve.

Refried Bean Quesadillas
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