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Ham & Black Bean Quesadillas

Snack or main course, these yummy quesadillas will leave you satisfied.
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Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 4 slices deli ham - chopped
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans - rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded monterrey jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 8 medium size tortillas


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium sauce pan. Add onion and ham. Cook until onions are translucent.
  • Add taco seasoning and water, mix well.
  • Add black beans, stirring to incorporate ingredients, increase heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in large cast iron or fry pan and let melt. Gently place 1 tortilla in pan.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese on tortilla - enough to cover to edges. Layer on ham & black bean mixture. Sprinkle layer of monterrey jack cheese and cover with another tortilla.
  • Cook on low heat until bottom is golden brown. Gently flip quesadilla and continue to cook until cheese is melted - about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat to cutting board. Let rest 1 to 2 minutes then slice (I use a pizza cutter.)
  • Continue to build and cook other 3 quesadillas.
  • Serve with any of these extras ~ sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, lime wedges, shredded lettuce or green onions.


This recipe makes 4 quesadillas that can serve 4 people as a main dish or up to 8 as a snack or appetizer.