The Easiest Four Ingredient Quesadillas
Hey guys! How was your weekend?
Mine was good. It started out productive and ended lazy. Just the way I like it. :)
On Saturday we went to see American Sniper and man, was it INTENSE. My heart was racing the entire time, tears were flowing, and emotions were running wild. It was difficult to watch at times but overall I thought it was a fantastic movie. And I still can’t believe how buff Bradley Cooper got for his role. Woo doggay!
In other news, I completely forgot that the Superbowl is next week and failed to put together any festive football-themed recipes for you. Whoopsies.
I’m trying my best to make it up to you by showing you quesadillas that, technically, could be considered football food. Or, at best, just an easy idea for a lazy lunch or weeknight dinner.
Actually, you’re probably going to laugh at me for even posting this as a recipe but I kind of love them so that means I have to show you, k?
Okay, so these refried beans are the key player in this quesadilla game because they already have lots of flavah cooked right in. And everything in the ingredient list is recognizable which is always a good thing.
Now this is not necessarily something I would eat every day but it’s nice for when you’re tired and you want something easy. Plus they go really well with cold beer so they’re perfect for football season.
Alright so let’s take a look at how silly easy these are. We start by slapping some of them tasty beans on a whole grain tortilla, sprinkle it with a little bit of cheese, slap another tortilla on top and then heat it in a skillet on each side until it’s light brown and slightly crispy.
After that, top it with your favorite salsa and some avocado slices (because they make everything better, obviously) and voila!
Quesadilla is ready to be inserted into face.
I know, it’s rocket science, but I have faith in you. ;)
Whether you need a last minute appetizer/snack idea for a football party or just want an easy meal during the week, these are likely to fit the bill. All you need is an ice cold beer and you’re good to go. Or whatever your adult beverage of choice may be. Or non-adult choice. You get the point.
The Easiest Four Ingredient Quesadillas
Yield: 2 large quesadillas
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 15
- 1 package refried pinto beans (Pacific Foods is 13.6 ounces)
- 1 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese
- 4 whole grain tortillas
- 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
Warm a skillet over medium heat and then place one of the tortillas on a plate. Spread 1/2 cup refried beans on top and then sprinkle with 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Top with another tortilla then heat in the skillet on each side for 3-4 minutes, until light golden brown.
Top with 1/2 cup salsa, avocado slices, and cilantro for garnish (optional). Serve warm and enjoy!
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
Oh man, super bowl food is the best! I’m super sad about this year, though, because our friend that used to host the big super bowl party every year just moved to the Caribbean. Now I don’t think any of us know what to do!
My friends and I were just talking about how we want to see American Sniper! Ugh, now I want to even more! It’s going down this week!
These ‘dillas look ah-maaazing! So simple and beany cheesy! I want them for breakfast!
Simple and PERFECT!
Nice and easy! I would love them for dinner or lunch. They would be perfect Super Bowl food too. :-)
Sarah, You are about the 800th person to talk about American Sniper. I haven’t been to the movies in forever, but my husband really wants to see it. Guess I should agree? Oh and these look tasty! Easy is the name of the game for me. :)
I hate the movie theater but it’s definitely worth it!
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for posting a photo of the new Pacific Foods food product!
Thank you, Jerilyn! And you’re welcome. :)
YUM!!! I love quesadillas!! What a fun recipe! And only 4 ingredients??? I’m all about that! Love easy, delicious, nutritious recipe!!
Quesadillas are one of my go-to dinner ideas when I need food in my belly stat! Cheese + avocado + beans = heaven, plus I’ve been getting these authentic whole wheat tortillas that are locally made and there’s something about them that is just SO GOOD.
Mmmm, those tortillas sound reaalllly good.
Ohhhh I totally forgot about the Superbowl too lol….woo football! In other news, I’m glad to hear you liked American Sniper–it’s definitely on my ‘to see’ list!
I’m def going to have to check out those refried beans. I LOVE that they are vegetarian and it says so right on the package!
Confession: I had no idea the Superbowl was this coming weekend either. But in my deference, we’re not huge on football up here in Canada — we’re hockey people. That being said, I didn’t make any Superbowl-themed recipes for the blog either, buuuuuut I’ve got desserts, and that’s always a fun thing to bring to a party. Right? :D
Oh, yes. You’re desserts are sure to be well received at any party! ;)
haha my weekend started and ended the same way – the best kind of weekend!
Love how simple these are – I definitely can always use more easy recipe ideas to add to the mix for when I’m too tired to cook after a long day!
This is total superbowl food in my mind! I could actually eat these for all meals of the day! I feel like I’ve been way too busy on my weekends lately and need some more relaxation toward the end, and I always need more quesadillas :)
These sound perfect for the Superbowl! I always plan to make something and then get lazy and don’t really do it, so this is a perfect recipe for me :)
I really want to see American Sniper too, but I hate crying in public so I’ve been sort of worried about that. I’ll have to see it anyway!
Don’t worry, everyone else will be crying too! It’s worth it! :)
these look awesome! I definitely want to try those refried beans yummmm!!! ;-)
Thanks, Michele! They are really good beans! :)
These look beyond words good! Easy, simple and tasty ;-)
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