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Cheesy Mexican Quesadilla

Crispy oven baked quesadillas with melt-in-your-mouth Light Marble Cheddar.

30 min
prep time
20 min
cook time


Marble Light Cheddar
2 cups
Black Diamond® Marble Light Cheddar
5 Tbsp
Lactantia® Unsalted Butter
Large flour tortillas
diced Roma tomatoes
diced Green pepper
small dice Red onion
1 can,
drained and rinsed Canned black beans
1 pound
Ground beef
1 package
Taco seasoning
2/3 cup
8 Tbsp
Sour cream
8 Tbsp
Jarred salsa


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F
  2. In a pan, melt 1 Tbsp of Lactantia® Unsalted Butter, and add the red onions to the pan.
  3. Sautee the onions for a couple of minutes, and add the ground beef. Cook until all pink is gone and beef is cooked through.
  4. Add the black beans, the green peppers, the taco seasoning and water. Cook for another minute.
  5. Set mixture aside and mix in the tomatoes.


  1. Melt remaining 4 Tbsp of Lactantia® Unsalted Butter, and brush the outside of the tortillas.
  2. Place the tortillas, butter side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Divide the beef mixture evenly over the 4 tortillas, only placing the filling on one half of the circle.
  4. Sprinkle divided Black Diamond® Marble Light cheese over the mixture.
  5. Fold the tortillas in half, press down, and bake in the oven for 10 minutes, until browned and melted.
  6. Remove from oven, and cut into 4 triangles.
  7. Serve with a ramequin of salsa, and sour cream.

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Marble Light Cheddar

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