Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas

Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas are so tasty for a quick lunch or appetizer.

Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas are so tasty for a quick lunch or appetizer.

Another school year is winding down, with summer vacation, packed with camps and other fun activities, right behind it. During our summers some weeks we find ourselves running hither and there often cramming in lunch (many times an unhealthy one) in the middle of it all.

Easy and healthier options, like this Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas recipe from Bush’s Beans, are always good to have in your back pocket. It’s a quick one too, with a few ingredients you can easily keep stocked in your pantry. Roasted salsa verde was a nice substitution for the regular tomato salsa.

Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas are so tasty for a quick lunch or appetizer. Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas are so tasty for a quick lunch or appetizer.

Play with different beans, spices and cheeses to create your own bean quesadilla. This recipe is made with Bush’s Black Beans, a favorite of ours that we keep a stockpile of, but I think pintos, cannelloni, or kidney beans could work well for this recipe too.

Check out these other tasty black bean recipes:


Black Bean Cheese Quesadillas
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For a quick and hearty lunch, these black bean and cheese quesadillas with salsa and cumin are perfect.
Serves: 4
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • 1½ cups salsa, mild or spicy
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese mix
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  1. Empty one can of beans into a bowl and mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Mix in remaining can of whole beans, 1 cup of salsa and cumin.
  2. Spread mixture evenly on 4 tortillas; top each with cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas.
  3. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook quesadillas 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut into wedges and serve with remaining salsa and sour cream on the side for dipping.
Recipe from Bush's Beans.

(This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. I have an ongoing relationship with the nice folks from Bush’s Beans. This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions are my own.)

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  1. 7


    I could and probably will eat these ALL summer long! Black beans (my fave) + cheese (another fav) + crispy tortilla! Oh yes!

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    Judy B says

    Thanks for this recipe. I am always looking for black bean recipes.

    I love, love, love black beans. I never used to eat beans until my doctor told me that I needed to lose weight. I discovered that black beans are really good and they are also extremely healthy. You can really pig out on them and still lose weight!

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says

    I love quick and easy meals! These quesadillas look so good!

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    Sheila says

    My son would flop an over easy egg on top of this deliciousness! We can’t get enough black beans in this house! This looks so good Amy thanks for sharing.

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    Genieve says

    I make this all the time and my 3 year old loves it! Instead of cumin I put in some cilantro though.

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