Cheesey Bean & Chipotle Quesadillas

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This is a perfect and quick Mexican lunch with a great flavour. It is also meat free and affordable. The recipe serves two but can easily be modified. 


  • 400g can mixed bean salad.
  • 3 tsp Chipotle Chilli and Smoked Paprika Paste (can vary according to desired heat).
  • Bunch / Small Pack Coriander – chopped
  • 70g Cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 4 flour tortillas


  1. Drain the beans but keep about 1 tbsp of the can water. In a bowl mash the beans, the bean water, half the cheese, chipotle sauce and the coriander. Use a potato masher or a fork.
  2. Lay out 2 of the torlillas and spread the bean mix on each. Top with the remaining cheese, then place the remaining torilla on top of each to mak ea tortilla sandwich.
  3. Microwave each quesadilla for 45 seconds to begin heating up.
  4. Griddle for about 1-2 minutes on each side on a medium high heat (I use my cast iron skillet).
  5. Serve immediately or keep warm in a low oven while others are being cooked.
  6. Serve cut into wedges.

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