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Spread refried beans and then some shredded cheese on top of a single tortilla.
If you want any other topping on the Quesadilla, place that on top of the cheese.
Pour about 1/4 teaspoon of vegetable oil in a skillet.
Put the Quesadilla in and flip it like a pancake, until lightly browned on both sides. This warms up the beans and melts the cheese.
Cut it into little wedges with a pizza cutter (or knife)
It takes about 10 minutes to fix this dish!
The history of quesadillas begins with the story of corn and the cooking of tortillas ~ a round, thin unleavened bread made from ground maize. It is not known how many millennia this has been a staple food. When the Conquistadores arrived in the New World in the late 15th century, they discovered that the natives made flat corn breads. The native name for these was tlaxcalli and the Spanish gave them the name tortilla.The art of tortilla-making was highly developed by the natives. Fresh tortillas are eaten as bread, used as plate and spoon, or filled to make dishes such as tacos and enchiladas. The original quesadilla is a 'turnover' made by folding a fresh tortilla in half around a simple filling such as cheese, epazote (a pungent herb), and peppers, or potatoes and chorizo, and then deep frying it.