Mike loves these quesadillas, but I haven't made them in over 6 years, since I was first pregnant with my oldest. I made the mistake of making these a couple of times during my morning sickness phase. I'm sure that more than one of you moms out there can attest to the fact that once you associate a food with morning sickness, you don't want to eat/make it again, even after the baby is born!
This meal has all the hallmarks of a family favourite; fast, easy, nutritious and delicious! Sorry for the terrible picture, I don't know who's more to blame, me or the camera.
Black Bean Quesadillas
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion - chopped
1 pepper, any colour - diced
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1-19 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of salsa
1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen or canned
5-6 large flour tortillas
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
In a large non-stick pan heat the oil and then add and cook the onions, peppers and spices until softened, about 8 minutes. Add the black beans, salsa and corn and cook through, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Evenly spoon over half of each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese. Fold the uncovered half over the top and press lightly. You can heat them in the microwave for 30-40 seconds to melt the cheese if you want the tortilla to stay soft (some kids have a hard time eating crunchy foods). Or you can bake them on a baking sheet in the oven for 10 minutes, turning once, at 425°. Using a pizza cutter to slice these up is the easiest, and you can serve them with sour cream, plain yogurt, salsa or guacamole, whatever your family likes.
I've been trying to do 2 meatless meals per week. This is one of our faves. We also add a layer of sweet potatoes to the wrap.ReplyDelete