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Bean and Cheese Crisp (Quesadillas)

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The Andersen household rarely lets a week go by without consuming Bean and Cheese Crisps for at least one meal. (That’s what they call them in Arizona, where Neil was raised.) This is a go-to meal for our babysitters to make when we are away, Sunday afternoons after church, or week days before school. The beans add a bit of nutrition and fiber to an otherwise calorie dense food.

Bean and Cheese Crisps (Quesadillas)

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author heartysmarty


  • 15 oz canned black beans drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded


  • Prepare beans by adding beans, garlic salt, and cumin to a small mixing bowl. Use an immersion blender or pastry blender to mash the beans.
  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of beans on one half of a cooked tortilla. Top with 1/3 cup cheese and fold tortilla in half.
  • Cook cheese crisp on an electric griddle or stovetop on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side.

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