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Mini chipotle bean and cheese quesadillas recipe

Mini chipotle bean and cheese quesadillas recipe

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These gooey, cheesy quesadillas make the perfect nibble to enjoy at a Christmas party. An easy Christmas canapé that can be served with margaritas for an authentic, festive Mexican fiesta. See method

  • Serves 40 (makes 40 canapés)
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15-20 mins to cook
  • 70 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 x 395g tins taco mixed beans
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chilli and smoked paprika paste
  • 20g coriander, chopped
  • 200g (7oz) Cheddar, grated
  • 1 x pack 10 mini plain tortilla wraps
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 x 150g pot soured cream
  • 2 tbsp chives, snipped
  • lime wedges, to serve
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    3g 4%
  • Saturates

    2g 8%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.3g 6%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.8g Protein 3g Fibre 1.1g


  1. Tip the beans into a bowl. Stir in the chipotle paste, coriander and the cheese. Mash with a potato masher, leaving the mixture quite rough.
  2. Pop a baking tray into the oven and preheat to gas 1/4, 110°C, fan 90°C. Arrange 5 tortillas on a board and divide the cheesy beans between each one, then top with another tortilla and press together.
  3. Brush a griddle or frying pan with a little oil and put over a medium-high heat. Cook the tortillas, one at a time, for 1-2 mins each side, until golden and slightly charred. Pop the cooked tortillas onto the baking tray in the oven to keep warm while you cook the remainder.
  4. Remove the tortillas from the oven and allow to stand for 5 mins to let the filling set before cutting each one into 8 wedges. Mix together the soured cream and chives, spoon into a bowl and serve alongside the tortillas with the lime wedges for squeezing over.

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