Turkey Black Bean Taco Quesadillas

Ok, so before I share this recipe, let me tell you:  these Turkey Black Bean Taco Quesadillas aren’t nearly as complicated as they sound.  In fact, this recipe is actually super simple and great for a busy weeknight.  So don’t let the ridiculously long name stop you here. 🙂

Besides, anything related to a taco or a quesadilla is already on the path to deliciousness, and if you put both of them together?  Well, that’s just a winner right there.

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You guys, these are amazing.  They are so delicious that my husband tried to eat mine.  That’s how I know he really, really likes something is if he tries to reach over and sneak some of mine.  You would think he would have learned better by now.

Important side note:  all husbands, listen up.  Never, ever try to swipe a bite of your wife’s food.  That is a huge no-no.  If you try that, and you barely escape injury (or come away with minor injuries), well, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Ok, back to the taco quesadillas.

Ground turkey, black beans, bell peppers and red onion are cooked in seasonings and taco sauce, packed into whole wheat tortillas, topped with mozzarella cheese, and then toasted in the oven to achieve maximum yumminess.

*gazes longingly at picture*

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I’m thinking these need to be on our menu again soon.  🙂

Turkey Black Bean Taco Quesadillas

  • Servings: 6 quesadillas
  • Time: 40 minutes
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1 lb ground turkey 2 green bell peppers, chopped 1 cup chopped red onion 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 3/4 cup taco sauce (we like Taco Bell’s brand) 1 Tablespoon chili powder 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded


In large skillet or pan, brown turkey over medium heat.  Drain off any extra grease.  Add chopped bell peppers, red onion, black beans, taco sauce, and seasonings and stir.  Let cook partially covered over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes or until peppers and onion are tender.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Lay tortillas on baking sheets and spoon 1/6th of turkey mixture onto half of each tortilla.  Sprinkle with 1/6th of the cheese.  Fold other half of tortilla over top.  Place quesadillas in oven for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges of tortillas are crispy.  Enjoy!


~K in the Kitchen


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