I followed this recipe as was written (I used the Pepper Jack cheese), except for the avocado. I didn't have any but it was great without it. My husband was initially questioning the lack of meat (he's a meat and potato guy) but really liked the dish and didn't miss the meat. I served it with sour cream and salsa with a side of spanish rice. It was very tasty and filling. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for something simple and quick.
Black Bean Quesadillas
From EatingWell: July/August 2010
In a hurry? These satisfying quesadillas take just 15 minutes to make. We like them with black beans, but pinto beans work well too. If you like a little heat, be sure to use pepper Jack cheese in the filling. Serve with: A little sour cream and a mixed green salad.
61 Reviews for Black Bean Quesadillas
I followed the recipe using the Pepper Jack cheese and they were delicious. I forgot to get the avocado but didn't miss it. I served with sour cream and salsa with a side of spanish rice. My husband was initially questioning the lack of meat (he's a meat and potatoes kind of guy) but really liked the meal and didn't miss the meat at all. This is definitely a keeper. Thank you for the recipe. I'm always looking for something simple and satisfying. This fits the bill.
I made these for the first time for my family last night and it was a huge hit! I followed according to recipe with the exception of salsa-we only had canned and it worked just as well. Fresh would probably taste good too but the flavor from the canned version tasted really good mixed with the beans.
The fresh avacado is soooo yummy on top of it!
tip: use the smaller tortillas about 4-5 inch across for easy flipping. Also, make sure you don't use too much filling. It makes it hard to flip and it gets really messy.
Decided to try this recipe when my fridge was practically empty and didn't feel like going to the grocery store. While I didn't have avocado, I ate these with a side salad and they were so delicious and filling. My husband ate them after rugby practice and loved them - and neither one of us is vegetarian! Didn't even miss the meat. This will be my go to recipe when I want a meal in 10-15 minutes.
Nothing wrong with vegetarians, besides the whole not eating meat thing. My modifications:
--brown 1/2 lb turkey sausage and a dash of red pepper
--make bean mixture and toast in tortilla as directed
--open quesadilla, add 1 leaf romain lettuce, thinly sliced tomato, 1/4 turkey, mustard, and mayo. Close and enjoy.
This adds the sustenance, kick, and tang the original recipe is just plain lacking. But the beans, salsa and cheese mixture really set it off.