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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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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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tara -February 5, 2012, 10:42AM


Heather Short -February 5, 2012, 10:48AM

Looks delicious – I am definitely going to make these!

Mary Beth Dugger -February 5, 2012, 12:01PM

Looks and sounds great. I dont cook but I may start after seeing and reading this.

Caitlin Gury -February 5, 2012, 12:17PM

ooooh, thank you for the dinner inspiration! These look amazing!

dragon fruit -February 5, 2012, 1:40PM

ohhhh YUM I love this.

Martha -February 5, 2012, 7:26PM

I love Wholefoods! can’t wait to try this!

Anonymous -February 5, 2012, 10:57PM

I shall try this also,always looking for new ideas to take to work sounds yummy.

Savannah Marie -February 6, 2012, 1:56PM

I love Whole Foods, too! Such much great stuff in there. I love black beans & will definitely be trying these out.
Thanks so much for the idea!
Have a lovely Monday.
Savannah Marie

jessie -February 6, 2012, 10:10PM

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!


BARK -February 6, 2012, 10:47PM

made this tonight- veganized…soooo good :)
keep ’em coming!

Erika -February 7, 2012, 1:33AM

this looks sooooo good! I actually made quesadillas today but these look so much better :)

Hannah F -February 7, 2012, 7:38AM

This looks so good. I’m going to try it this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

Marika -February 7, 2012, 10:03AM

coool cant wait to cook this my bf loves this kind of stuff

Griselda -February 15, 2012, 2:29PM

i love ti! i’m going to cook it for the fam.this weekend 8)

Alissa -February 22, 2012, 9:00AM

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!

Melissa -March 2, 2012, 3:40PM

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

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