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kidney bean quesadilla served with a tomato salsa on a slate board
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Kidney Bean Quesadilla

Protein rich and cheesy quesadillas made with kidney beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Mains
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 whole quesadillas


For the stuffing

  • 1 c drained and canned Kidney beans
  • ½ c finely chopped Onion
  • 2 teaspoon grated Garlic
  • ½ c frozen sweet corn
  • ¼ c finely chopped bell peppers
  • ½ c finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Red paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 slices cheddar or ½ c grated cheddar
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil 1 tbsp
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves

For The Quesadilla

  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 teaspoon oil


Making the filling

  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Toss in the onions, garlic and bell peppers next.Mix well and saute till onions become pink and soft.
  • Next, add the spice powders and saute for half a min.
  • Now, toss in the tomatoes and cook till mushy.
  • Add the beans along with the sweet corn next. Stir and mix well.Cook for 1 to 2 mins.
  • When done, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.Set aside.

Making Kidney bean quesadilla

  • Heat a griddle. Brush ½ a teaspoon oil on the griddle.
  • Place the tortilla on it and cook for 20 secs.
  • Add ½ c of the bean filling in such a way that it covers only one half of the tortilla.
  • Place the cheese slice over this.
  • Or sprinkle grated cheddar if you are using grated cheese.
  • Fold the tortilla over.
  • Cook on medium flame for 30 secs.
  • Using a flat ladle, gently flip the quesadilla and cook for another 30 secs until the tortilla is toasted.
  • Slice into two and serve hot. Repeat with the remaining filling and tortilla.

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