Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Another Meatless Meal

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.

1 comment:

  1. 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.