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Beef and Bean Quesadilla

WITH Sarah McCarthy

Dinner/Lunch • 20 Minutes • Serves: 4 • Cost: $14.75 ($3.70 Per Serve)

A delicious Mexican-inspired comforting lunch or dinner. With the addition of black beans, they’re packed with fibre for gut health and improved mood. They also work perfectly as leftovers! 


  • 250g lean beef mince
  • ½ packet of taco seasoning 
  • ½ brown onion (diced) 
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 200g can of black beans (drained) 
  • 100g canned corn (drained) 
  • ½ avocado (mashed) 
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 100g low fat cheese (shredded) 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat pan over medium heat, add oil and diced onion. Saute until soft. 
  2. Add the beef and break it up. Cook until brown. 
  3. Season beef with taco seasoning. 
  4. Mix in the tomato paste, water and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the black beans, mix well and set aside.
  6. Spray the pan with oil, and over medium heat, add a tortilla.
  7. On one half of the tortilla sprinkle the cheese, the beef & beans, corn & avocado and top with more cheese.
  8. Fold tortilla over filling and fry on each side util the cheese is melted and filling heated through. Repeat with remaining tortillas.