Thanks to The Women Bloggers, LLC and its advertiser #SoapBoxInfluence for helping me spice up #TacoTuesday with these Refried Bean Quesadillas! #CocinaLatinaBeans
Tex-Mex is a way of life at my house. I heard someone say that one of the great things about living in Texas is that you’re never more than 5 minutes away from chips and salsa. This I know to be true, especially if I’m home. I make it a point to try to always have chips and either salsa or queso on hand at all times. But with the introduction of seven new flavors of BUSH’S COCINA LATINA®, I’m stepping up my Tex-Mex game with two new Refried Bean Quesadilla recipes.
First up is a more traditional chicken quesadilla, made with refried beans. I cooked 2 chicken breasts and then cut them up into small pieces, but you could just as easily grab a rotisserie chicken to shred. To the chicken I added 8oz of salsa. I spread 2 heaping tablespoons of the chicken and refried bean mixture over some whole wheat flour tortillas and topped generously with cheese (about 1/3 cup).
My 2nd refried bean quesadillas are a vegetarian version. I mixed a can of fat free vegetarian refried beans with 1/2 cup of whole kernel corn, sliced green onions (I used 2 onions), and 1/4 tsp ground cumin.
I spread 1/4 of that mixture over soft flour tortillas, and again topped it generously with shredded cheese. The cheese was a blend of four cheeses specifically labeled for Tex-Mex cooking.
On top of the cheese goes another tortilla and then it was onto the griddle. I cooked each side until they were browned and the cheese inside was nice and melted.
The Vegetarian Refried Bean Quesadilla recipe made 4 whole quesadillas, while the Chicken Refried Bean Quesadilla recipe made 5 whole quesadillas. Slice each quesadilla into 4 equal parts to serve.
In addition to the salsa in the chicken quesadilla recipe, I also put out a bowl of salsa to dip the quesadillas into. Because we really like salsa. You can also serve with sour cream, cilantro, and jalapeños (if you really want a kick).
With two great new quesadilla recipes you’ll be ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and every Taco Tuesday, in style. And each recipe is 5 ingredients or less! A complete dinner in about 30 minutes. You can get all seven BUSH’S COCINA LATINA® flavors, plus all the other ingredients you need, at Walmart.
And to really get the fiesta started, I’m giving away a $75 gift card!
Robin Rue says
Those sound so yum! We are big fans of Mexican food in our house, so I think my family will love these.
Michelle Myers says
I LOVE Mexican food, especially burritos and queso! Thank goodness my family loves it, too, we sure eat a lot of it over here!
Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn) says
Tacos are my favorite.
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I like quesadillas, but my favorite would have to be enchiladas. Like quesadillas, you can make them a thousand different ways. They are a great way to clear the cupboard or freezer of things that have been up there too long.
Jessica To says
My favorite would be tacos.
Priscilla Cookie Lindeen says
I will have to try the BUSH’S COCINA LATINA brand. It looks tasty and delicious. We love making soft beef tacos with all the fixings and beef/been nachos!
Terri Steffes says
I love refried beans and your recipe looks delicious. I like quick things for lunch and this would suit the bill!
Janet W. says
My favorite tex mex food is chicken quesadillas!!
This is the perfect recipe with Cinco de Mayo tomorrow 🙂 I love refried beans and so does my husband. I may have to give these a whirl!!
Julie Wood says
I love Chicken Enchiladas the best!
I love burritos. Thank you for the giveaway!
Betsy Barnes says
My favorite Tex-Mex food is tacos! I love the variety of ways they can be created! 🙂
amanda sakovitz says
I love empanadas!
Cheryl Billings says
I love steak quesadillas.
Sarah Hayes says
taco salad is my favorite
Mary Cloud says
I love Mexican Pizzas Or Tostadas
latanya t says
I like nachos
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Love Beans And Rice!
Jennifer Marie says
I love tacos.
Thomas Murphy says
I like tacos.
My favorite tex mex is 7 layer dip my husband makes. He uses refried beens and it is delicious. I used my other email address to enter the contest. carolyn_1379 at yahoo.
Blythe Alpern says
Just in time for Cinco De Mayo. I’m so curious to try these refried bean from Bush’s. I love their baked beans.
Karrie Millheim says
Oh I have to say my favorite is Burritos with Chili Con Queso on top!
Debra Hawkins (@wifeeclectic) says
This sounds absolutely delicious! We LOVE Mexican food in our house! I am going to have to try this soon!
I like chicken and bean burritos.
Ellie Wright says
I love chicken/sour cream enchiladas.
We are big fans of Bushs in our house! Love all of their stuff – and these quesadillas look great – I know my husband would gobble them up.
I like Nachos
Living in Texas I have so many. Cheese enchiladas are probably my favorite. But I love tamales and fajitas too.
Amanda Love says
Oh this looks really good. We actually had tacos today. Instead of Taco Tuesday we had Taco Wednesday. I think I’ll be trying your recipe.
Yum I love finding new posts like this! I’ll be making tacos tomorrow for taco thursday!! 🙂
These look delicious. We love tacos at our house – we had tacos yesterday and taco salad today (gotta love leftovers!)
Elizabeth J. says
I love chicken enchiladas!
Tracy Robertson says
I love enchiladas, does that count as Tex Mex? I also love tostadas and we make them at home regularly.
Bridgett Wilbur says
I just love there Tacos and there refried beans.
Katie R says
Stephanie Phelps says
My favorite Tex Mex food is burritos! I love them but their is not much I don’t like in Tex Mex!
shelly peterson says
My favorite is enchiladas.
My favorite Tex Mex food is taco salad. I also like tacos that are not very spicy.
Erin Ellis says
I love a spicy 7 layer dip!
Lee mckeon says
My favorite Tex-mex is steak fajitas!
Mommy with Twins (@Simply4Jessica) says
All about tacos! I love a taco bar with many choices!
This looks like a great way to kick up our Taco Tuesday menu! Thanks for sharing!
Joti b says
I love Nachos! Yum!
Kelly D says
I like bean and cheese burritos.
I love some good floutas and guac…but I miss Cali-mex and the way they made shredded beef tacos with hand fried corn tortillas! And churros! (Seen those popping up a few places here, but sort of fast food versions that are not half as good as the ones the street vendors used to sell. They have “briscuit tacos” here which have the same type of meat, but they’re not the same.
Now, think grilled steak covered in cactus…I’m not sure I saw that one in Cali, and that’s good. That’s Tex-mex, right?
Dia All The Things I Do says
Beef fajita quesadillas are my favorite Tex Mex hands down.
natasha lamoreux says
I love tacos, fajitas , and enchiladas! Yum
I like chicken burritos.
Jessica Beard says
I like chicken enchiladas.
Cara (@StylishGeek) says
I have to be honest. I am not a fan of refried beans, but I do love quesadillas. Now with your recipe I do not mind trying it out and seeing if I can give refried beans another try!
Tina W says
I love enchiladas. And chile rellenos. And quesadillas.
ooooh and churros. CHURROS! So good.
Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) says
Mexican is a favorite in our house. We love having burrito, nacho or taco bars for dinner. Quesadillas would work too.
Tabathia B says
I like chimichiangas and steak tacos
I love refried beans. I lived in El Paso for a little while and the Mexican food there was obviously the best I’ve ever had. I would eat Mexican every day!
steve weber says
I love bean toastadas.
My younger son loves quesadillas and, if it was up to him, I would make them every single night. I love how savory all of these ingredients are and the flavor combinations that they conjure up.
Dawn Monroe says
My family loves beef and cheese enchiladas and refried beans.
I love loaded Nachos!
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Will Griesmer says
I like Nachos.
Eileen xo says
I love quesadillas and I love your recipe. Bush beans are great and I had no idea that they have refried beans. Got to get them at the grocery store today
Heather (@TownsendHouse1) says
We have refried bean burritos every week. My kids love them – which is funny to me. They won’t eat meat, but will eat beans for days 🙂
Erika W. says
My favorite tex-mex food is guacamole and flautas.
Erin (@ErinShebish) says
Oh yum yum yum! I love refried beans so much and this is just a perfect recipe for me!
my favorite tex mex food is cheese enchiladas
Renée ♥ says
When my kids were little, lunch was often some variation on a quesadilla. They are so easy to make, economical, and they are always delicious.
I like Quesadillas.
courtney b says
I like loaded nachos and of course just plain tacos with rice and beans ! 🙂
Hannah Adkins says
This is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or for any other time too! I never knew Bush even had this line of beans. It seems like an awesome idea, and your quesadillas turned out well!
I like Tacos and enchiladas.
Sarah Hall says
I love tacos and taco salad.
Realia M says
I love burritos, or anything in a wrap for on the go!
carol clark says
i love burritos soft tacos nacho’s i love it all
Nachos are my favorite.
Yesenia Salgado (@yesenias91) says
I love quesadillas! Especially with cheese, Mmmmm! 🙂
Ana De Jesus says
This would have been perfect for the Mexican Cinco De Mayo Celebrations! I love quesadillas but Mexican food is just lush in general .
My favorite is Nachos.
amy pugmire says
Beef tacos have always been my favorite!
Melissa Teears says
Chicken quesadillas are my favorite!!
Stefanie Gladden says
my favorite is definitely chicken enchiladas
Rebecca Kelsey Sampson says
This looks pretty good! I’d love to learn more recipes involving beans like this.
Refried beans are my favorite Tex Mex food along with shrimp tacos.
Christina A. says
Definitely tacos! We eat a lot of tacos at our house!
Tamra H says
Soft tacos or nachos.. they’re tied. I love Tex-Mex!
Cassandra Eastman says
I love Taco Salad with rice, beans and guacamole!
Terri Irvin says
My favorite Tex Mex food is either Chili con carne or fajitas.
We love tacos- and making them together is part of the fun!
Omg how yummy are these quesadillas?!?! Now that you have me craving them, im going to have to make these myself!
I love quesadillas and burritos!
Courtnie Miller says
Tacos are definitely my favorite.
Debbie B says
tacos are my favorite tex mex food
Quesadillas and fijitas are my favorites!
Marcia Goss says
I love enchiladas!
Evie B. says
We love chicken tacos.
Tammy Shelton (@QueenB_Tammy) says
Cheese Enchiladas & Queso Dip is my favorite Tex-Mex.
Sarah Mayer says
My favorite are tamales.
Melanie Montgomery says
I really love quesadillas! MMy mouth is watering just thinking about them