Cheese Quesadillas

Cheese Quesadillas

Recipe base adapted from BBC Good Food, Quantities tripled for garden servings.

This recipe is vegetarian.


  1. Drain the beans, reserving 6 tbsp of the can water. Tip into a bowl with the reserved water, chipotle sauce, coriander and half the cheese. Mash everything well with a fork or potato masher.
  2. Lay out 6-8 tortillas, then spread each with ¼ of the cheesy beans. Top with the remaining cheese, then top with another tortilla and use your hands to press them together.
  3. Heat a pan or a griddle on a medium-high heat. If possible lightly warm each quesadilla for 45 secs to start the cheese melting, then pan / griddle for 1-2 mins on each side, until the quesadillas are golden and charred. Repeat with the rest, keeping warm in a low oven. Cut them into wedges, quarters or halves  to serve.

Recipe Details

Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Serves 8 People


2x tins mixed bean salad, saving 6 tbsp liquid

7-9 tbsp chipotle sauce OR 3 tbsp chipotle paste

420g Red Leicester cheese, grated

12-16 large tortilla wraps

Handful coriander, washed and chopped

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