cheesy bean quesadillas

Mexican style cheesy bean quesadillas

cheesy bean quesadillas

If your kids enjoy making pizzas, they will love making these Mexican inspired quesadillas!  Children can place the ingredients on the wraps themselves and everything is safe to eat raw (in case things find their way into little mouths!).   They might also find squidging a slimy green avocado very satisfying too.  These are fast to make, so are perfect if your children urgently need filling.  Also ideal for ‘meat free Monday’ since they are vegetarian.

Preparation and cooking time: 15 minutes


1x pack of 8 flour tortillas

For the filling:

1x can re-fried beans

150g grated cheese (red Leicester or similar)

2-3 spring onions, chopped small (using scissors is easiest)

To serve:

1 large ripe avocado

1/2 small garlic clove

1 tomato

1 tsp vinegar

100g salad bag

150ml soured cream


  1. Make the guacamole: Peel and stone the avocado, then mash to form a rough paste (its ok if this is lumpy as it gives texture).  Crush the garlic and finely chop the tomato then add these to the avocado along with the vinegar.  Combine the ingredients to make a tasty dip.
  2. Next, make up the quesadillas like a sandwich: put filling in the tortillas, spreading the ingredients out evenly on one tortilla then placing another tortilla on top. Numbers made depend on how hungry you are feeling.
  3. Heat a heavy based frying pan.  Once hot, add a quesadilla.  When the bread starts to toast, turn the quesadilla over.  Once the cheese is melted and the tortilla toasted on both sides, remove and do the next quesadilla until they are finished.  Once the pan gets hot these will toast very quickly.
  4. Cut the quesadillas into quarters and serve with the guacamole, soured cream and salad.

Tip:  Drained, tinned sweetcorn instead of spring onion works well in these as it adds a bit of sweetness and crunch.


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18 thoughts on “Mexican style cheesy bean quesadillas

  1. My son really enjoyed preparing this with me, and it was really easy. We all enjoyed eating it and I’ll definitely do it again.


  2. The only thing that puts me off is guacamole! Shop or homemade I’ve tried both and I can’t stand it! I suppose you could make tomato alternatives of this and would be just as tasty. Although my oh does like guacamole so I shouldn’t discount it as a meal for the boys!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬


    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, a tomato based salsa would be lovely with this as an alternative to guacamole or just the sour cream is good too (and slightly less prep involved!).


  3. We love quesadillas! They are such a great meal for kids to get involved and they are so many different options for fillings. These look delicious! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove


  4. YUM! We love quesadillas and especially making them together with the children. It’s the one thing that I know they will always eat! These look great! Thank you for joining us at #sharingthebloglove


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