Gourmet Black Bean Quesadillas

My favorite grocery store is Wholefoods. I love just walking through their prepared foods and gazing at all of the deliciousness. One day I saw these black bean quesadillas there that sparked my imagination. The insides were all black bean, and they almost looked like black bean burgers stuck into tortillas – just flattened. So when my girlfriends and I were pondering what to whip up for a Sunday dinner, I knew I wanted to make a spin on these. We added some veggies, and swapped out the old Mexican blend cheese for a more sophisticated gorgonzola. The best part? You can stir in any add-ons that you’d like. We found pineapple salsa and spicy bean dip to add into ours. We then put together a lime sour cream and some guac as accompaniments.

Ingredients (makes enough for 2-3 people):

2 Whole Wheat Tortillas

1 Can of Black Beans – drained and rinsed

1 Green Pepper – chopped

1 Medium Red Onion – Chopped

3 Portabella Mushroom caps – chopped

½ Cup Gorgonzola Cheese

½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper

½ Tsp Paprika

2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro

Oil for sautéing and frying

¼ Lime

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Directions

Heat oil for sautéing veggies in a pan. Add chopped onion.

Once onions begin to appear translucent, add green peppers.

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After a minute, add mushrooms.

Add black beans, and begin mashing with a fork until you have a mashed bean texture. We stirred bean dip into ours to give it more creaminess.

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Squeeze lime, and stir in cheese, herbs, and spices

Set aside in a large bowl.

In a new pan, heat up your tortilla with a bit of oil.

Spoon out bean mixture to cover 1/2of the tortilla. Fold over and fry both sides until slightly browned.

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Comments

  1. I just made these!! They are amazing! The cheese really makes the misture more creamy, therefore I didnt need to use any bean paste. Delicious recipe, keep them coming!

    cheers,
    J

  2. These look awesome! I started replacing sour cream and cheese with Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalepeno Hummus, and it is TO DIE FOR! Just as creamy as dairy, but much more flavorful!

  3. Absolutely delicious! One of the best recipes I have tried in a long time. Makes a great dip as well!

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