Quesadillas

Current rating: 5 (2 ratings)
Serves 8
Prep 5
Cook 10
Quesadillas are the gourmet toasted sandwich of Mexico. Golden and crunchy on the outside and soft and gooey on the inside. A simple go to meal or snack when you are time poor. This budget-friendly dish is only $1.20 per serve!

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  • 8 regular sized wholemeal tortillas
  • 300g can corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 125g can diced capsicum, rinsed and drained
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 425g can Mexe Beans, mashed
  • ½ x 300g bottled mild salsa

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  1. Heat sandwich press or heat frypa41n over medium heat.
  2. Combine corn, capsicum and onion in a bowl. 
  3. Place a tortilla in the centre of sandwich press or frypan. Spread ¼ cup mashed beans on one half of the tortilla. Sprinkle ¼ cup corn, capsicum and onion mix over the same side of the tortilla. 
  4. Fold the bare side of the tortilla over the toppings to create a half moon. Cook and flip (if using pan) until browned on both sides. Remove from heat and repeat with remaining tortillas.
  5. Cut quesadillas into thirds and serve with salsa. 

Tips

  • Mexe beans can be found in the Mexican section of the supermarket. This can alternatively be substituted for refried beans or or any tinned beans will work well. 

Tips

  • Mexe beans can be found in the Mexican section of the supermarket. This can alternatively be substituted for refried beans or or any tinned beans will work well. 

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