Saturday, April 4, 2009


This is the cheapest, most delicious, easy recipes that I know of. When in doubt, keep fresh flour tortillas, refried beans, and cheese on hand and you will have a hearty meal or a tasty snack.


1 can refried beans
1 package flour tortillas
2 cups cheddar cheese (any cheese can be used – also in Latino refrigerated section, they make queso cheese especially for making quesadillas) I prefer to use the already shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheeses.
1-2 cups of cooked chopped chicken or cooked ground beef (Warm up meat in microwave prior to making the quesadillas)


Spread refried beans on a tortilla. Top with chicken or beef and the cheese. Heat a small skillet to Medium-high or between Medium and Medium high. (You don’t want it to smoke, but be hot) . You can spray the pan with non-stick spray or just place a little olive oil and spread around inside the pan. Place the tortilla in the pan after you have topped it with the beans, cheese, and meat. Then place another plain tortilla on top of it and press with a spatula. The cheese needs to act like the glue to hold the two tortillas together. When the bottom tortilla has turned light brown, flip it over holding everything in place with the spatula. I think I have used 2 spatulas for this, one to hold everything together and the other to move underneath and flip it over with. Keep pressing down especially around the edges. Cook until the tortilla is light brown. Remove and slice into quarters with a pizza cutter. When serving these, they go well with sour cream or guacamole.

I hope you enjoy them.


Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...


Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Oh yum! I love Mexican food! I could use a new recipe..., thanks!