Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vegetarian Quesadilla (Mushroom and Black Beans)


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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is another vegetarian recipe: "Mushroom and Black Beans Quesadilla", even if you are a meat lover, you wont regret giving this recipe a try,  I never thought mushrooms and black beans would work together, but they do make a terrific combination this super easy dish is perfect for lunch, dinner and even breakfast.  It is full of flavor and it is also rich in  antioxidants, fiber and protein!

Serves 3-4
Ingredients:

  • 1 14oz can Black Beans
  • 2  cups  Sliced Mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped Tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped Onions
  • ½ cup chopped Bell Peppers
  • 1-2 Jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 minced Garlic clove
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dry Oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tortillas (I'm using 9in Whole Wheat Tortillas, but feel free to use any kind-size of tortilla you like)
  • 3-4 cups shredded Cheese (I used Cheddar Cheese, you can use  your favorite cheese)

Wash and drain the beans. Season the beans with ½ teaspoon of each: Salt, Black Pepper, and Dry Oregano.  Mix well and set aside for a minute.

In a large skillet, on medium heat,  heat up 1 tablespoon of  Extra virgin Olive Oil, and cook the onion and garlic for 2 minutes or until soft. Add in the mushrooms, season with salt to taste, and cook for 3 more minutes or until the mushroom begin to soften. (Add more oil if necessary)

After the mushrooms are somewhat soft, bring in the tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapeno peppers, season with salt and black pepper to taste, (I added ½ teaspoon of each); also season with 2 teaspoons of dry Oregano.  Continue to cook for 3 more minutes or until the mushrooms are completely cooked and the peppers have become soft.  Add in the beans, stir together, taste the flavor and add any more seasoning if needed. Cook for 3-5 more minutes or until the beans are heated through and there's no more liquid in the skillet. (The mushroom will release some liquid while cooking)

On a griddle or skillet, heat up the tortillas, top the tortillas with some cheese, then add in some of the mushroom mixture over the cheese, sprinkle with more cheese, and cover with a second tortilla. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until the cheese has melted.   (If you prefer, you can fold your Quesadilla as if it were a taco, add some cheese, top with the mushroom mixture, then fold it like a taco, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese has melted.)

Serve with your favorite Salsa and enjoy!

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