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Beef & Bean Quesadillas

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I am all about quick dinners, especially when the cost is low. I often look for ground beef and chicken on sale, and am a pretty avid generic product shopper. I also make my own seasoning mixes when I can, most often chili and taco seasoning. We love quesadillas here, so this simple meal is a frequent addition to our weeknight meals.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

You can use whatever meat you like, or go meatless and make bean quesadillas. Mine are folded quesadillas instead of two tortillas sandwiched together. A friend of mine calls them “flips” because you fold and flip.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Prepare the ground beef by browning and draining it and then adding the taco seasoning. Heat up a large skillet and empty the refried beans into a bowl. Heat them in the microwave for 1 minute, then spread 1 heaping tablespoon of beans onto a tortilla.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Spoon taco meat onto one half of the beans.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Cover with shredded cheese.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Fold tortilla over (in half) and heat in skillet for about a minute, to lightly brown and warm the tortilla. Flip it over with a spatula and brown the other side.

Beef & Bean Quesadillas @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

What are your favorite quick and frugal dinners?

Here are some of mine:

Chicken with Garlic and Parsley
Chili Mac
Southwest Ground Beef Casserole

Beef & Bean Quesadillas

Rating: 51

Beef & Bean Quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 4-6 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning mix or my homemade taco seasoning
  • 14-oz can refried beans
  • 2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef until no longer pink and drain off fat. Mix in the taco seasoning mix with water as directed on back of packet. Cook as directed.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Empty refried beans into a medium bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  4. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of beans onto a tortilla. Spoon taco meat onto one half of the beans. Cover with shredded cheese.
  5. Fold tortilla over (in half) and heat in skillet for 1 minute or so, long enough to lightly brown and warm the tortilla. Flip it over with a spatula and brown the other side.

Notes from Amanda

The number of quesadillas this recipe will yield depends on how hearty you like them. Some people enjoy more meat, while others like to pile on the cheese. Ingredients list is approximate.

http://amandascookin.com/2013/09/beef-bean-quesadillas.html

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3 Responses to Beef & Bean Quesadillas

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    Katrina says:

    Thank you. I couldn’t decide what to make for dinner, now I’m making these. Wed. night is perfect with boys with different boys scouts times.

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