The flavor and texture of mango goes well with black beans and Cheddar cheese in this easy main dish. The recipe uses vegetarian chicken substitute, but real chicken would work just as well.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the beans in a saucepan over medium heat, and cook 5 minutes. Partially mash with a potato masher or large spoon. Reduce heat to low, and keep warm until ready to serve.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and red bell pepper. Season with chili powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, and basil. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender. Mix in mango and vegetarian chicken strips, and continue cooking about 2 minutes, until vegetarian chicken is heated through.

  • In a separate skillet over medium heat, place the tortillas one at a time until soft and warm, about 2 minutes per side. Spread warm tortillas with equal amounts of the the black beans, mango mixture, Cheddar cheese, arugula, and jalapenos. Fold tortillas over the filling and top with salsa to serve.

Nutrition Facts

503.1 calories; protein 23.2g 46% DV; carbohydrates 49.2g 16% DV; fat 24.2g 37% DV; cholesterol 39.2mg 13% DV; sodium 1421.2mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
We loved this recipe I let my 15 year old select our menu for the week and this was one of his chooses. He loved it so much he has been raving about it to his friends Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/30/2009
The smushed black beans didn't taste that great...definitely needs some salt and still overpowered the rest of the quesadillas. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2010
We loved this recipe I let my 15 year old select our menu for the week and this was one of his chooses. He loved it so much he has been raving about it to his friends Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2011
I really enjoyed this. I did make a fair few changes though mostly because I didn't have all the ingredients. I used real chicken for one. I didn't have black beans so used half a can of 'mixed beans'. Didn't have arugula but added fresh cilantro instead. Also added corn kernals and cumin (because I like it). Only down side is that some of them were a little messy to move without the filling falling out. But good recipe. Loved the mango in it for something different! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/30/2009
The smushed black beans didn't taste that great...definitely needs some salt and still overpowered the rest of the quesadillas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2012
This was a great recipie I used homemade flour tortillas and piled it on big it made a great meal for the family and helped me to use up the extra mangos I had. The black beans added bulk and protien that helps with my semi vegatarian diet. For the the end product I put the quesadillas in a low temp ovenon a pizza pan instead of the skillet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2014
I feel like this recipe wasn't quite a four star recipe but it deserved more than a three star. It delicious and very filling however I did not add the veggie strips. I think maybe two pinches of oregano and two pinches of dried basil would add for more flavor but I liked the fact that there wasn't to much cheese and using whole wheat tortillas made it a pretty healthy recipe with the beans and all the veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2013
The flavor was really good and would have been even better if we had a riper mango. I didn't add the cayenne or the chili pepper because I can't handle the heat lol. We used pinto beans instead of black beans as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2013
Very good. Black beans were drier than I would have liked. Used fajita chicken mix from meat counter. Also used fresh basil and parsley I had for another recipe. Good stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2014
I made a variation of these one evening for dinner. Decided to throw in a couple cans of shredded chicken breast and after preparing the ingredients in the skillet I baked the quesadillas in the oven for a healthier alternative. They were very tasty and I would definitely make them again. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2014
This has become a staple in our house. We use frozen precooked chicken bits. Easy tasty dinner. Read More
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