Spicy Black Beans & Cheese Quesadilla

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 292.1
  • Total Fat: 11.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 20.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,242.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.2 g
  • Protein: 19.8 g

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This is a flavorful recipe that is quick & easy and boasts 20g of protein and 13g of fiber for less than 300 calories. This is a flavorful recipe that is quick & easy and boasts 20g of protein and 13g of fiber for less than 300 calories.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 low carb, high fiber tortillas
    1 cup shredded cheddar, 2%
    4 tbsp canned diced jalapenos

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 small red onion, chopped
    1 small red bell pepper, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    2 tbsp canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 cup of your favorite salsa


To pack a lunch, place 1/4 of bean mixture in a small plastic bowl with lid. Place a layer of plastic wrap over beans and place 4 quesadilla points on top of plastic wrap. Store with lid tightly sealed. Reheat in microwave.

Burrito alternative:
Make bean mixture as directed, but part way through heating finely mash about half of the beans before adding salsa. Fill tortilla with mixture, cheese & diced jalapenos. Burrito should be served immediately.


For the quesadilla:
Spray pan with cooking spray
Place 1 tortilla flat and cover with 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Sprinkle 2 tbsp diced jalapeno evenly over cheese. Place second tortilla on top of cheese. Cook over medium heat until you can see that the bottom tortilla has slightly shrunk in diameter. Flip quuesadilla using large spatula and heat second side. Set aside to cool. Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese & jalapenos.

For the beans:
Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic & chipotle pepper in olive oil until onions are soft and translucent. Add beans and salsa and heat through, 5-7 minutes.

Using pizza slicer, cut each quesadilla into 8 slices, or points.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings of beans (1/3 cup each) and 4 quesadilla points

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CARMELITA238.

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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