Quesadillas have always been one of my favorite meals. They are good with traditional Mexican ingredients like beans and salsa inside or even with just cheese and a bunch of sauteed veggies. I love them, they are easy, and are whole family devours them so they’re definitely a staple around here. So funny how the meals that take 5 minutes to make are usually more of a hit around here for my kids than the ones that take an hour to make.
This quesadilla has refried beans, white corn and black bean salsa, colby jack cheese, and flour tortillas. One thing I do to the refried beans to give them more flavor is mix chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin in them and warm them up in the microwave before putting onto the tortilla. I like a lot of chili powder so it gives the meal a kick.
Layer the tortillas with refried beans, salsa, and then cheese on top. Heat in a large skillet on medium high on both sides until they’re golden brown, and until the cheese is melted.
We’ve also had them with leftover sweet pork, cheese and black beans; sauteed veggies, rice and black beans; green salsa and jack cheese; and more. Always looking for great news ways to make a quesadilla. This basic recipe is one of our favorites! It’s the perfect go-to easy meal. For our kids we leave out the salsa.