A spicy baked bean wrap recipe
Quesadillas are a really tasty way to turn wraps into a great lunch and guess what, it is really easy to make a quesadilla in a toasted sandwich maker.
Now, baked beans are also a great food choice and go really well in a toastie so I thought to myself “Carl, I bet a baked bean quesadilla will taste great.” and guess what, I was right. Yeah me!
But at the same time I wanted to take it up a notch in heat and flavour so with some leftover bell pepper and cajun spice mix I was able to create this fab quesadilla.
Additionally, this recipe was created entirely from left overs from the previous nights Mexican meal and my sons baked beans and baked potato lunch from the day before. It even used up left over grated cheese.
Can you cook a quesadilla in a toastie maker?
Yes, you can cook a quesadilla in a toastie maker. Just use the flat plates and fold over a tortilla as I do in this recipe.
Watch me make this recipe
The best way to learn how to do this baked bean quesadilla recipe is to watch me make it in this short video.
The following ingredients are used in this quesadilla recipe.
- Flour tortilla wrap
- Baked beans
- Cheddar cheese
- Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
- Cajun Seasoning
For this recipe I used a single plain wrap but you could just as easily use a wholewheat wrap or other alternative.
The star of this dish are the baked beans. Not content with just being a super food they are also a great toastie ingredient and they take on the cajun flavours in this dish really well while still giving you a good punch of fibre to fill you up until dinner time.
A strong flavoured cheddar compliments the sweet and spicy beans brilliantly.
Bell Peppers are a traditional quesadilla filling providing a really good crunch to the dish as well as a some fresh sweet flavour. I used red and yellow but green would work too.
This is the second key ingredient to this dish and provides a wonderful Cajun spice to the bean filling that takes this from a plain baked bean quesadilla to something a bit special.
In case you are wondering Cajun seasoning is made up of cayenne pepper, paprika, onion, garlic and a few herbs. The Cajun flavour heralds from Louisiana in the South West United State and forms a key part of Creole cooking.
Serve this with
Serve this cajun baked bean quesadilla with a generous dollop of sour cream on the side. It is the perfect cool balance to the hot spice of the dish.
toasted sandwich maker and a small mixing bowl.
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Cajun Spiced Bean Quesadilla
- Toasted sandwich maker
- 2 tbsp Baked Beans you could just as easily use black beans
- 1 tsp Cajun spice mixture
- 1/4 Red bell pepper
- 1/4 Yellow bell pepper
- 30 grams Cheddar cheese
- Mix the beans, cajun spice and peppers together in a bowl
- Lay out the tortilla
- Add half the cheese to the middle of the tortilla
- Add the Cajun bean mix on top of the cheese
- Add the remaining half of the cheese
- Fold half the tortilla over the mixture and the other half of the tortilla to create a semi circle packed with the cheese and cajun bean mix
- Place is a toasted sandwich maker and cook for 8 minutes
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