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Tonterita Quesadillas

Tonterita Quesadillas

with Homemade Pistachio Refried Beans

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Patrick has been taking a walk around the ‘trendier’ parts of this nation’s capital this week in search of the next big thing and he has made two discoveries: if you want to look cool, wear skinny jeans, if you want to eat cool, go Mexican. All over the place trendy little Mexican eateries are popping up with an array of zesty, quick bites to sate the greatest of appetites. This little number was inspired by famous tequila bar ‘Tonteria’ on Sloane Square where quesadillas are delivered to your table on a tiny steam train! Sadly a brief foray into a vintage store revealed that Patrick may be 10 years too old for this trend. And his thighs don’t really fit.

Allergens:NutsMilkSulphitesCereals containing Gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

½ unit(s)

Red Onion

2 tbsp



1 unit(s)

Baby Gem Lettuce

1 punnet(s)

Cherry Tomatoes

4 tbsp

Mature Cheddar Cheese


1 tin(s)

Mixed Beans

2 unit(s)

Habanero Sauce


1 tbsp

Tomato Puree

¾ tbsp


4 unit(s)

Super Soft Tortilla with Whole Wheat

(ContainsCereals containing Gluten)

½ unit(s)


3 tbsp

Sour Cream

Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3527.112 kJ
Energy (kcal)843 kcal
Fat29.0 g
of which saturates13.0 g
Carbohydrate100 g
of which sugars0.0 g
Protein35 g
Salt0.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Pan with Lid
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Finely chop half the red onion and lightly crush the pistachio nuts. Shred or finely slice the gem lettuce. Chop the cherry tomatoes in half. Grate the cheese and drain and rinse the beans.


Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan on medium-low heat. Once hot, cook your red onion gently for 5 mins then add the mixed beans and habanero sauce. Next, add the tomato purée, cumin and 5 tbsp of water. Season with a ¼ tsp of salt and a pinch of pepper. Cook with a lid on for 15 mins.


Take a quick siesta.


Take out two-thirds of the beans and mash them up to a paste using the back of a fork. Now mix the remaining whole beans from the pan into the paste. Check for seasoning and voila, they’re done!


Heat a frying pan on medium high heat. Spread half of the refried beans across a tortilla. Place the tortilla into the pan (bean side up!) and scatter over some of the cheese, half of the pistachio nuts and a squeeze of lime juice. Tip: To get more juice out of your lime roll it firmly under your hand against the chopping board first to loosen it up.


Place another tortilla across the top and after 3 mins carefully flip the quesadilla over. Tip: We don’t recommend the ‘pancake flip’ unless you are a total pancake pro! Cook for another 3 mins on the other side before removing to a warm plate. Cook the other quesadilla in the same way.


Drizzle 1 tsp of olive oil and a little squeeze of lime juice over the tomatoes and lettuce. Gently toss together with the tips of your fingers and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.


Cut your quesadillas into quarters and put a good dollop of sour cream on top. Grate over a bit of lime zest and drizzle on a little more lime juice. Serve the salad on the side. Ándale!