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cheesy black bean quesadillas stacked on top of each other.

Spicy Black Bean Quesadilla

A quick but super tasty 15 minute black bean quesadilla recipe, with oozy melted Manchego cheese.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword breakfast quesadilla, spicy quesadilla, vegetarian quesadilla
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 648 kcal
Author Nicolas



  1. Put your black beans in a bowl, then add your cumin, dried oregano, paprika, chilli powder, ground coriander, black pepper, salt, garlic powder and onion powdel. Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.

  2. Put half of your cheese on half of both tortillas, then put your spiced beans over the top of that cheese, and then put the other half of the grated cheese on top of the beans.

  3. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the beans and the cheese.

  4. Pre-heat a non stick frying pan over medium heat, then carefully place the quesadilla in the pan. Toast on one side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, then use a fish slice to flip the tortilla to toast on the other side (if you have a sandwich press, you can toast both sides at the same time).

  5. Toast the other quesadilla and then transfer onto a board.
  6. Cut the quesadilla into 3-4 pieces and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • The cheese is very important in a quesadilla, becasue it acts as the glue and stabilises the ingredients inside.
  • I find that it's best to use the folding method when making quesadillas, by filling one half of the tortilla with your ingredients, and then folding over the other half.
  • You can toast your quesadillas by toasting them in a pan, by toasting them in a sandwich press, or by baking them in the oven for 10 minutes at 200 degrees C (400 degrees F).
  • Other wonderful filling options you can add are chicken, sweet potato, avocado, corn and pulled pork.
  • I have a Chicken Teriyaki Quesadilla recipe which shows you how to pull chicken, and a Smoky and Spicy Pulled Pork recipe that would work brilliantly in a quesadilla!
  • To make a vegan quesadilla, you'll need a vegan cheese that melts. You can buy meltable vegan cheeses at the supermarkets or you can use Adriana's Melty Vegan Cheese recipe.
  • Other great cheeses for quesadillas are colby cheese, cheddar cheese and monterery Jack.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Black Bean Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 648 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.2g33%
Saturated Fat 10.9g68%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 1476mg64%
Potassium 800mg23%
Carbohydrates 80.6g27%
Fiber 19.6g82%
Sugar 0.7g1%
Protein 34.3g69%
Calcium 434mg43%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.