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Grilled Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

by Laura

Today I have some quick and easy grilled black bean and cheese quesadillas for you.  They have a filling of cheese and black beans, which are my favorite bean to use.  Not only do I love the taste of them but they tend to be on the higher end for protein as far as beans go with 8 g of protein.

I cooked these on the grill but you can always cook them in a skillet if you prefer.  You can be serve them as your main dish or cut into smaller wedges and served as an appetizer.  Either way these grilled black bean and cheese quesadillas are delicious. You will see smiles from your family and guests.

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Grilled Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas


  • 2 (15 oz) cans of Bush’s Black Beans, drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups shredded Colby- Monterey Jack cheese mix
  • 10 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • additional sour cream, salsa, or guacamole to serve with


  1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, add 1 can of your black beans and mash with a potato masher until beans are well mashed.
  3. Add the remaining 1 can of beans along with the salsa and cumin to the mashed beans. Stir until well combined.
  4. Divide the bean mixture between 5 of the tortillas. Spread evenly over the tortillas.
  5. Sprinkle about 1/3 cup of the shredded cheese over the beans on each tortilla.
  6. Top with remaining tortillas and place on the grill. Cook about 2 minutes per side until crisp and golden.
  7. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa, sour cream, or quacamole.
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Recipe adapted from Bush’s Beans.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  I am a brand ambassador for Bush’s Bean.  My opinions are my own.

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Karen August 23, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Love this idea! Do you think it would freeze well?

Debbie August 23, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Try adding some drained whole kernel corn. I use my panini maker to make quesadillas and the corn adds some sweetness. Give it a try.

Mystie August 23, 2012 - 9:06 am

This sounds great! I love the idea of doing it on the grill. I think we’ll be having these for dinner tonight. I had better start the beans. 🙂 Bush’s Bean convenience notwithstanding, I always start with dried beans.

SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen August 23, 2012 - 7:00 am

Delicious! I love black beans — and smothered with cheese in a grilled quesadilla… wow! Thanks for this one.


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