Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas


For a quick and hearty lunch or game day appetizer, these black bean and cheese quesadillas with salsa and cumin are perfect.

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas recipe at

Will you be watching Super Bowl XLVII this Sunday?  or do you just watch for the commercials and food like I do? HAHA

Regardless if you are cheering on the 49ers or the Ravens,  you might be scrambling for some Super Bowl Party Food ideas. ~shhhh, but I had to look up who was playing so I could put that in my post 😉

The unofficial American holiday requires not only watching the game on television, but also eating hefty snacks.  Such an event calls for manly cuisine……dishes designed to be eaten by hand and that will stick to the ribs. 

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas fit that bill rather nicely!  I use the recipe from Bush’s Beans and it’s a dish that gets everyone in my house hustling to the kitchen fast!

These quesadillas are packed with protein and couldn’t be easier to make. They take only minutes to 
prepare and another few minutes to cook – gotta love that! You can use any type of tortilla, we just usually have flour tortillas on hand. 

Black Beans and Salsa

Simply drain your black beans, I like BUSH’S® Black Beans Seasoned Recipe (I should have drained mine a little better) and add your favorite salsa and a little cumin.

making quesadillas

Using your fanciest paper plates (or a pan), spread the bean mixture on a tortilla and sprinkle with your favorite cheese (someone ate all of our Colby-Monterey Jack, so I used cheddar)

cooking quesadillas

Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook quesadillas about 2 minutes (until the bottom is toasted brown)

Cooked quesadilla at TidyMom

Using a large spatula and your hand, carefully flip quesadilla over and cook other side 2-3 mins until brown and cheese is melted.

Remove from skillet and cut with a pizza cutter. 

Serve with more salsa or sour cream.

That’s it!!  Enjoy!

Black Bean and Cheese Quesadillas


More Super Bowl Recipes you might enjoy

Bean and Avocado Salsa Tortilla Cups


Mini Ham and Swiss Party Rolls

Homemade Pizza Rolls

Chicken Enchilada Puffs

Beer Cheese Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Amazing Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Garlic Chicken Puffs

**Please join us on Feb 4th for the Bush’s Winter Comfort Foods Virtual Link-Up party hosted by Aggie’s Kitchen and Real Mom Kitchen for recipes, a giveaway and lots of fun!

So how about you?  Do you watch the game?  What are some of your favorite game day recipes to serve and enjoy?  Feel free to share in the comments or on the TidyMom Facebook page!

Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

For a quick and hearty lunch or appetizer, these black bean and cheese quesadillas with salsa and cumin are perfect.


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa, mild or spicy
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese mix
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/3 cup sour cream (optional)


  1. Empty one can of beans into a bowl and mash gently with a potato masher or the back of a fork. Mix in remaining can of whole beans, 1 cup of salsa and cumin. Spread mixture evenly on 4 tortillas; top each with cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas.
  2. Heat a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook quesadillas 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Cut into wedges and serve with remaining salsa and sour cream on the side for dipping.


recipe courtesy of Bush's Beans

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Disclaimer:  I grew up in a house who used Bush’s Beans, I am now proud to be a brand ambassador for them. All opinions and views are my own.

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  1. Oh heavens. These are the PERFECT football food..and easy too!

  2. I’m going to be recovering from a big party on Saturday, so I’ll probably miss watching the Super Bowl. But I don’t see why I can’t whip up these quesadillas anyway! They look rockin’!

  3. What a fabulous quicky recipe–perfect for Super Bowl!

  4. they look amazing! i love anything with black beans.

  5. I love quesadillas any way I can get them! Mmm!

  6. Cheryl, these look fantastic- cumin and black beans are perfect together! We definitely watch the game, and I do believe these quesadillas will be right there with us! I’m going to check out your “More Super Bowl Recipes you might enjoy”, too- thanks!! 😀

  7. Quesadillas are one of my favorite easy meals. This is making me hungry!

  8. I love quesadillas and yet I hardly make them at home, I don’t know why, especially when I can try a delicious version like this! Love them. 🙂

  9. I could eat quesadillas every day! Thank you for posting this version.

  10. Well that looks SO GOOD! Will be adding it to my menu for sure!

    I am a huge football fan- so regardless of who is playing I would be glued to the TV. But this year not only is my favorite team playing in the bowl but the QB that we have been following since his first starting game in college (who is now on our favorite NFL team) will be playing – so we have a huge emotional investment in this game. We view him as an extra one of our kids. The world will definitely stop for us while we watch this Sunday. 🙂

  11. Absolutely perfect for Super Bowl! Or a quick lunch or dinner. Heck…I’d even eat this for breakfast!

  12. This sounds so tasty! Great weekday meal!

  13. These look so delicious! I love how easy they are to make gluten free!

  14. This is getting shared on my Facebook page! If only my family would eat Mexican food. If I make this, I’ll eat it all myself and love it but should I eat it ALL? Maybe..we’ll see. 🙂

  15. So delicious and easy to make….my kind of meal!!

  16. Gosh, I’m a grown woman, but I cannot restrain myself when it comes to quesadillas!

  17. I never care who wins or loses the Superbowl. I just skip straight to the food!

  18. These are my favorite!! They look so good Cheryl!

  19. I love quesadillas, and they’re so simple! These look really good 🙂

  20. These look so delicious Cheryl!! Definitely going to try these for dinner 🙂

  21. We LOVE quesadillas! I always have beans and tortillas on hand to make them! Now I know what I’ll be serving on Superbowl Sunday!!!

  22. I won’t be watching, but I’ll be eating my own quesedillas in MEXICO!!! Can’t wait. =)

  23. Haha! Commercials and FOOD, for sure!! These look SO yummy! Thanks for sharing! – Claire

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