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Basic Quesadilla

A quesadilla is like a grilled cheese sandwich, but you use a folded tortilla instead of two pieces of bread. It makes a good, quick lunch, or you can serve it with a salad for dinner. You can add any…

Cheese Quesadilla

Quesadillas are quick, easily adaptable and, above all, completely delicious. A quesadilla is like a Mexican grilled cheese sandwich, but instead of using slices of bread, it uses corn or flour tortillas with melted cheese in the middle. This recipe is…

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

kitchen gear Cutting board Sharp knife (adult needed) Box grater (adult needed) Measuring cup Can opener Colander or strainer Small mixing bowl Wooden spoon Large nonstick skillet Heat-proof spatula Large plate, for serving Ingredients   2 8-inch whole-grain tortillas 1⁄2…

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Rich in flavor and soft in texture, black beans are perfect for soup. Black bean soup takes well to the classic Latin-American flavors of cumin, chili, cilantro, and lime — add more or less of any of these, depending on…

Green-and-Bean Quesadilla

A quesadilla (KAY-SAH-DEE-YA) is a Mexican snack. It’s a lot like a grilled cheese sandwich made on flat, round bread, called a tortilla (TOR-TEE-YUH). kitchen gear Cutting board Sharp knife (adult needed) Measuring cups Fork Large plate Microwave or nonstick…

Fish Tacos

There are lots of ingredients to prepare, but this isn’t a hard recipe to make, and the tacos are so good. If you don’t have (or like) all the taco bar fixings, just use what’s on hand! kitchen gear Cutting…

Sazon

Sazón means “seasoning” in Spanish. This mix of herbs and spices is a classic addition to Arroz con Pollo, but it can be sprinkled on anything from eggs to black bean soup to grilled fish. You can buy sazón at…

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos rancheros, also called “rancher’s eggs,” is a classic Mexican dish that can be served a lot of different ways. It usually includes fried eggs, a spicy tomato sauce, refried beans, and tortillas. That’s a lot of different components, so…

Egg Quesadilla

This yummy breakfast dish is like a cross between a grilled cheese sandwich and a scrambled egg — and it’s packed with protein to energize you for your school day. kitchen gear Small bowl Fork Measuring spoons Small pan Spatula…

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