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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!