Thursday, August 8, 2013

Quesadilla - Vegetables, Bean & Cheese

This is one of our favorite Mexican dish. I make it often for dinner. It would also make a great party appetizer or a lunch box menu. I do not have a Quesadilla Maker, and made this on my stove with a non stick pan.

Serves  - 2
Ingredients Required:
Flour/Wheat Tortilla - 4, (Big Size)

For the Filling:
Mexican Shredded Cheese Mix - 1 cup
Refried Beans - 1 cup
Spinach - 2 cups, tightly packed
Capsicum - 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Corn Kernals - 1/4 cup
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Garlic - 4 pods, finely chopped
Mexican Hot Sauce as needed.

How to make Re-fried Beans?
How to make?
Prepare the filling first. Heat a pan, add a little oil and saute the onions and garlic for a minute. Add the spinach, corn and capsicum. Cook well till the spinach wilts.
Add cumin powder, black pepper powder and salt to season. Add this vegetable mixture to the re-fried beams and give a good mix.

Warm the tortillas on the stove top, or wrap them in a paper towel and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Heat a large skillet. Add few drops of oil.
In one half of the tortilla, layer the following.
Layer 1 - Cheese
Layer 2 - Re-fried beans and vegetable mix
Layer 3 - Hot sauce (if using)
Layer 4- Cheese
Now fold the other half of the tortilla over this. Now you have half a circle.
When the skillet is hot, gently place this on the skillet and fry on medium heat for a minute, till it browns.
Now, quickly flip it over with the help of a spatula. Fry for another minute till it browns.
The cheese would have melted and the layers would have stuck together.
Slide this onto a plate, and slice as desired.
Serve with Salsa / Guacamole of your choice.

If you are using a burrito size tortilla (as I am using), you can layer in one half and fold the other half.
If you are using a smaller size (Taco Size), you can layer on the full tortilla and use another tortilla for the top.
I usually use wheat/flour tortillas. Have tried with Corn Tortillas once. It had a different taste to it.
You can use vegetables of your choice for the filling.
If adding onions/garlic in the refried beans, you can skip them here.
I have linked my Refried Beans Recipe here. You can use red beans/pinto beans or a mixture of both.
I usually use a pizza cutter for slicing. I find it much easier and less messy than a knife.
Be light on the filling. If you over do, then the filling tends to come out while flipping on the skillet and while slicing.

Sending this Recipe to the following events:
1. Flavors of Mexico
2. Healthy Lunch Box Menu
3. Lets Cook with Cheese
4. Healthy Bite


  1. These look simply delicious.Thanks for linking them to lets cook with cheese event.You can also send them to Flavours of Mexico event if you like.

  2. Delicious and tempting. You can also link to my other event Eat Seasonal food, fresh details on my blog.

  3. wow wholesome meal!!! delicious quesadilla!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!


  4. So wholesome, and it combines two of my faves : cheese and beans, which is unusual.