spicy shrimp quesadillas

spicy shrimp quesadillas

inspired by pinterest


homemade refried black beans:

1 can black beans, drained

3/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup red onion, chopped

heat a skillet to medium heat.  add drained beans and chopped onions.  let cook for  2 minutes for the onions to softened.  then add chicken broth and cook for about 6 minutes until beans start to look mushy.  remove from heat and mash the beans with a potato masher to create refried beans.  place in a bowl and set mixture aside.

avocado spread:

1 6oz. cup of plain greek yogurt

2 avocado, diced

1 chipotle (from can above)

salt and pepper

add greek yogurt, avocado, chipotle, salt and pepper into a food processor.  grind together until throughly mixed together.  set aside.



1/2 lb peeled shrimp

1 1/2 cup quesadilla shredded cheese

1/2 can chipotles in adobo sauce

1 smal jalapeño, diced

1/4 cup small red onion, sliced

1 tsp paprika

1/2 package spicy taco seasoning

4 whole wheat tortillas

dash of butter

heat skillet to medium heat.  in a bowl, add shrimp, paprika and taco seasoning.  mix softly together so all the shrimp is covered in the mixture.  add shrimp, 1/2 can of the chipotles (about 3 actual chipotles and sauce), onion, and jalapeño to the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.  place in bowl, removing the whole pieces of chipotle because those can get super spicy!  now that all of the components are completed, create an assembly line to make the quesadillas.  (this recipe is for 2 large quesadillas so use half of each mixture for each quesadilla)


take the bottom tortilla and spread avocado mixture on it


then add shrimp mixture


top with 3/4 cup cheese


take top tortilla and spread bean mixture on it and place on top of quesadilla.


 place a little butter in a heated skillet and cook quesadilla on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.



slide quesadilla onto plate and cut into fours with a pizza cutter.  serve will a dollop of sour cream!



  1. Well, that looks dandy! Thanks!

  2. This makes my mouth water just looking at it!

  3. I just know my 6 year old would love that! I shall be giving that a go! Thank you for recipe! Xxx

    • Yay!! It is the perfect way to introduce new flavors and ingredients to young kids but still disguising it in a simple quesadilla. Please let me know if you try it! Thanks!!

      • I will! We are having a huge Mexican night next week with friends, in a cabin in a woods! it will be perfect, I will try it out! Keep up the brilliant work! Great blog! Xxxx

  4. I have some leftover tortillas in the pantry, and that looks like a great use for them! Yum!

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