Refried Bean and Hot Pepper Jack Quesadillas
Refried Bean and Hot Pepper Jack Quesadillas - Hot and tasty - A kitchen workhorse and the foundation of many party Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvre, and SnacksRated 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
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
1/2 medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon pickling spices
1/2 teaspoon salt
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.
© Jim Catanich
"I made this sauce and loved the taste. The only thing I didn't like was how thick it was 'like a paste thick'. Next time I will add a little water to loosen it up some." - rdarej3
"I baked this in an 8inch pan as someone suggested and had a major fail. I reduced the temp to 160 but I don't think it was reduced enough, rose so much in the middle and not at all on the outside. I'm going to give it a another go tonight as the flavour was pretty good!" - kjs0785
"This is delicious! Mine turned out a bit like vodka sauce somehow. I sauteed the veggies in the oil and butter using my instant pot, then added everything else before pressure cooking for a few minutes as someone else suggested. A bit extra on sugar and some honey for bitter ... " - shoni w.
"I make it my instant pot and it's fabulous and easy. I saute the veggies on the saute function and then once all of the ingredients have been added, I cook it on high pressure for 15 min and then let it do a natural release. After it's cooled a little, I run it though my Vitamix to make it smooth. This has ... " - wendy l.
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