Refried Bean and Hot Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Recipe: Appetizer : Refried Bean and Hot Pepper Jack Quesadillas - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and Snacks
Rated 4.7 / 5 based on 11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 35 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Nutrition Facts:
240 calories
9 grams fat

Ingredients

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup water

4 (6 to 7-inch) flour tortillas

1 cup coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese with hot peppers

Pickled onion, recipe follows

8 fresh coriander sprigs

Pickled Onion

1/2 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges

1/2 cup cider vinegar

1 teaspoon pickling spices

1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

In heavy skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute chopped onion with salt to taste until softened and golden. Add cumin and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beans and water and cook, stirring and mashing, until beans and coarsely mashed, about 5 minutes. Season bean mixture with salt and pepper. Put 2 tortillas on a baking sheet and brush with some remaining oil. Turn tortillas over and top each with half of bean mixture and 1/3 cup Monterey Jack, spreading evenly. Cover with remaining 2 tortillas and brush tops of quesadillas with remaining oil. In a large saute pan, over medium heat, cook quesadillas until golden brown on each side. When complete top the quesadillas with the remaining bit of cheese. Transfer quesadillas to a cutting board and cut into wedges. Top wedges with pickled onion and coriander sprigs.

In a small saucepan simmer ingredients for 2 minutes and transfer to a bowl. Chill onion, covered.




Latest Reviews

"This is my first pizza sauce yet takes like a long held family secret! Truly pizzaisque!" - carla a.

"I use neufchatel cheese to cut down on the fat content. I always make a double batch and add 1 pound of fried and drained ground turkey to one batch. If soup is too watery, I add instant mashed potatoes just until it slightly thinkens." - patti c.

"Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic" - tinaclinkenbeard

"This recipe will give you two loaves of plain, sweet white bread that are quick and easy to make." - bdld

"I made this last night, it was a HUGE hit! my kids both loved it and my hubby devoured it and I loved it too, I will be making this again for sure! thanks for the recipe!" - donna

"Flavorful recipe for this farm raised fish that is easy and done in minutes! The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture." - j. saunders

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