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Quesadillas and Black Bean Pico De Gallo

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“Here is a fast, easy way to make a great snack with chicken. Kids will like the cheesy goodness. Adults will love the pico de gallo (literally, "beak of the rooster." It is an excellent chunky salsa with the nutrients kicked way up by the black beans. I use a combination of butter and olive oil in a skillet to get the crispier exterior. If you like, you can spray each quesadilla with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted, but this does not give the same crispness. Prep time includes 3 hours refigeration time for the pico.”
3hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: order Great American Land and Cattle company Steak and Meat Seasoning at
  2. Cook chicken in 1 T medium hot oil about five minutes per side until juices run clear. Remove from heat.
  3. Rinse and drain black beans. Add them to a mixing bowl. Add in cooked chicken.
  4. dice 1/4 C cilantro, cucumber, 5 roma tomatoes, 3 jalapenos (if you like heat, leave the seeds in, if you don't like it so hot, seed the peppers first), and 1/2 C onion.
  5. Add to a second smaller bowl.
  6. Add seasonings pico de gallo mixture bowl. Use Great American land and Cattle Company seasoning or use spice blend above.
  7. cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours for flavors to mix.
  8. Heat 2 T butter and 2 T olive oil in a large cast iron skillet.
  9. Mix filling ingredients together , (except for cheeses and pico de gallo)
  10. Spread 1 wedge Laughing Cow cheese on 1/2 of flour tortilla.
  11. Add about 1/4 of filling ingredients. Spread with back of spoon.
  12. add 1/8 C mozzarella cheese on top.
  13. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Fold one side over to form a semi-circle.
  15. cook in hot oil about 5 minutes per side until lightly browned (be careful when flipping the quesadilla over--use one spatula to flip and one on top to hold the filling intact) Do not burn.
  16. Repeat with 3 remaining tortillas.
  17. Remove from pan and slice in 4 wedges each.
  18. Serve with tomato slices, avocado slices and sour cream.
  19. Serve with pico de gallo.
  20. Muy Sabroso!

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