My easy corn tortilla Quesadillas are budget friendly, crispy, gluten free and easy to make. They are packed with healthy fiber in the corn tortillas and the black beans. To make the tortillas you only need 5 main ingredients. This dish is very rich. One tortilla and a serving of avocado satisfy most people.
Approximate Cost: $12.74 (or $1.59/serving)
Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 minutes
Render: 8 Tortillas
1-2 tablespoon olive oil (you may not need to use it all)
1 pound ground 98% lean chicken ($4.90)
1-2 tsps. of any dry seasoning you have in your pantry
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed. (.90)
1 cup of beef broth (.45)
1 bag (30-count) of Corn Tortillas ($1.99)
2 avocados, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced ($2.00)
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese ($2.50)
In a skillet, heat ½ tbsp. of olive oil in medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Crumble the chicken a bit as it cooks, you want mini chunks. Drain excess fat if any, stir in the seasonings and a handful of cheese, set aside.
Mash the black beans with beef broth, use more broth if needed, and sprinkle some seasoning. Set aside.
In another smaller skillet heat ½ tbsp. of olive oil in medium low, place one tortilla. Top it with ground chicken black beans and cheese, and then top with another tortilla. Cook each side until the tortillas are golden brown and the cheese melts, about 3-5 minutes per side.
Repeat with remaining tortillas to make as many quesadillas to feed 6-8 people. Serve immediately
HACK: You can add a side salad of lettuce, tomato and red onion, or sour cream to dip them.
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