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Black Bean & Salsa Quesadillas

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Quesadillas make an excellent appetizer or meal and are easy to make ahead of time. Just make the sandwiches of two tortillas with the cheese and black bean mash filling, stack and separate with wax paper. ..

 8 Large Flour Tortillas
 3 cup of shredded Cheddar
 1 Cup Salsa
 1 16oz can Black Beans
 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
 1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
 1 Teaspoon Salt
 1 large chopped and de-seeded Jalapeno Pepper
 1 clove Fresh Garlic (minced)
 3 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro (chopped)

Drain black beans and place in a food processor


Add the jalapeno, garlic, salt and cilantro


Slowly add chicken broth and puree until smooth


Brush Olive Oil on bottom side of one tortilla, place face down


Spread 1/8 of the black bean puree on the bottom tortilla


Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese on the bottom tortilla


Spread 1/8 of the black bean puree on the top tortilla


Spoon 4 Tablespoons of Salsa on top of the cheese and cover with the top tortilla


Brush top tortilla with oil

Grilling Instructions:

Preheat grill to medium or 350F at the GrillGrate surface.


Place quesadillas on the grill two at a time unless your grill is really large


After grilling for 3-4 minutes, use the Grate Tool to quarter turn the quesadilla and check out the searing on the bottom of the quesadilla. If the searing is dark/black turn the heat down. Cook an additional 2 minutes and flip the quesadilla


After 2 more minutes give the quesadilla a quarter turn. It should basically be ready. Check to see the cheese has melted.


Use the GrateTool to place quesadilla on cutting board and cut into 8 slices after letting stand for 3-4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 Quesadillas

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 531
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 46mg16%
Sodium 1028mg43%
Potassium 884mg26%
Total Carbohydrate 67g23%

Dietary Fiber 12g48%
Sugars 7g
Protein 27g54%

Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 132%
Iron 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.