Bean & Cheese Quesadillas Recipe
🔪Prep Time: 15 minutes (not including time to make 15-Minute Refried Beans and Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce)
👩🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 cups 15-Minute Refried Beans
4 flour tortillas (gluten-free if necessary)
Basic Cashew Cheese Sauce
Salsa and/or guacamole
1Spread ½ cup of the beans on one half of a tortilla.
2Drizzle cheese sauce over the beans.
3Gently fold the other side of the tortilla over the beans and cheese. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
4Heat a large frying pan, preferably cast iron, over medium-heat.
5Place one to two (if they’ll both fit) quesadillas in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.
6Transfer them to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas.
7Serve immediately with salsa and/or guacamole.
8To make these quesadillas come together in a snap, you can prepare the refried beans and/or the cheese sauce in advance. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover refried beans you may have from making Mexican Pizza with 15-Minute Refried Beans. To ensure that this dish is soy-free, remember to use coconut aminos in the refried beans and chickpea miso in the cashew cheese sauce.
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