Over the weekend I put together a great Cinco de Mayo inspired snack. My husband's cousin was coming to visit, and I never have guest over without preparing a snack or dish and having wine or a cocktail ready to serve. It's just what I do! Being a lover of mexican food (I can eat it everyday), I quickly thought of making Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas and fresh guacamole. A quick run to Trader Joe's, we were all set!
cans of organic black beans
pre-shredded mexican cheeses
whole-wheat tortilla chips
chile & onion flour tortilla (not the healthiest, but sooo darn good)
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-put a small spoonful of coconut oil in a pan
-cut a small onion in thin slices and chop garlic
-add onion to the oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
-saute onion until almost caramelized, add garlic and toss around for another 5 min.
-chop one small tomato and add to onion/garlic, saute for another 2 min.
-drain a can of organic black beans and add to pan with tomato, onion, and garlic
-toss a 1/2 teaspoon of red chili pepper flakes into the pan and stir for another minute
-remove black bean mixture from pan and set aside
-clean pan out or use another pan, add a little coconut oil to clean pan and add one tortilla
-sprinkle cheese evenly around tortilla, add black bean mixture, and a little more cheese on top and a pinch of cilantro.
-Place another tortilla on top of bean mixture and cook until cheese is fully melted and the tortillas are a little golden brown. Flip over to brown both sides.
-remove from pan and cut into 4 triangles with a knife or pizza cutter
-plate with a side of salsa, guacamole, and Greek yogurt (I use instead of sour cream)
Never made a quesadilla in my life, I've been all about the tacos, but this recipe is definitely an Archie household favorite. Next time, I will make them with the brown rice tortillas instead of the calorie packed flour tortillas. They were so simple to make and a hit with Marlin's cousin. Score! **Patting myself on the back!**
make them tonight...