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Chilli con carne quesadillas

  • serves 1-2
  • Easy

Use left-over chilli and all the fixings to make an easy, satisfying lunch the next day – these simple quesadillas are ready in just 15 minutes


Make these easy chilli con carne quesadillas, then check out more quesadilla recipes and chilli recipes.



  • left-over or ready-made chilli con carne 200g
  • spring onion 1, finely sliced
  • avocado ½, peeled, stoned and chopped
  • coriander a small handful, chopped, plus extra to serve
  • red chilli ½, sliced
  • jalapeños 1 tbsp, chopped (optional)
  • lime ½, juiced
  • tortilla wraps 2 large
  • mature cheddar 50g, grated
  • soured cream and hot sauce to serve


  • Step 1

    Reheat the chilli con carne in a small pan. Mix the spring onion, avocado, half the coriander and chilli (if using) with the lime juice. Season well.

  • Step 2

    Heat a dry frying pan over a mediumhigh heat and add one tortilla to the pan. Spoon over the chilli, scatter with the cheese and some coriander. Top with the second tortilla and cook for 2 minutes until crisp and golden, then flip carefully using a spatula. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted. Cut into wedges and serve with the avocado salsa, some soured cream and hot sauce.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 485
  • Fat 27g
  • Saturates 11.4g
  • Carbs 36.1g
  • Sugars 4.5g
  • Fibre 5.5g
  • Protein 21.5g
  • Salt 1.7g