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    Chicken & bean quesadilla wedges

    Quesadillas are a classic Mexican dish of flat tortillas filled with a savoury filling with cheese and then pan-fried or griddled. Ideal as a snack or finger food when cut into wedges and served with a dip or as the ultimate Mexican sandwich.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

    Serves: 4


    500g pack chicken breasts, thinly sliced
    4 tsp Santa Maria Chipotle Paste
    1 tbsp oil, plus a little for frying
    1 onion, sliced
    1 yellow pepper, sliced
    415g can Santa Maria Refried Beans
    320g pack 8 Santa Maria Plain
    Soft Tortillas
    75g Cheddar cheese, grated
    170ml tub soured cream


    1. Mix the chicken and chipotle paste together. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken and onion for 5 minutes. Add the pepper and fry for a further 5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat.

    2. Meanwhile, heat the refried beans in a small saucepan for 1-2 minutes, stirring. Spread 4 tortillas with the beans, scatter over the chicken mixture and then cheese and place the remaining tortillas on top.

    3. Heat a small frying pan with a little oil and fry 1 quesadilla for 1-2 minutes until golden, place an upturned plate over the pan and flip over, replace back into the pan and cook for 1 minute. Keep warm in an oven while you make the remaining 3 quesadillas.

    4. Cut each into 6 wedges and serve with the soured cream or some guacamole and tomato salsa. 

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