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Black Bean Quesadilla August 9, 2009

Filed under: Easy food prep,Energy — beansandyoga @ 10:09 am
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Black bean quesadillaOn the run, in need of an easy-to-carry backup lunch or snack as I embarked on a day that I knew would be unpredictable, this black bean quesadilla came to the rescue.

I love this because it’s easy.  I tend to keep all of the ingredients on hand, and it lasted just fine in my work bag until lunch.

BLACK BEAN QUESADILLA

1 large tortilla

1/2 black beans

2 Large spoon fulls of salsa

1/4 cup shredded cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese

Mix the beans and salsa, adding more or less salsa to taste.

Place the tortilla in a large skillet on medium to high heat.  Spoon the black bean/salsa mixture onto one half of the tortilla, spreading it out evenly.  Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the beans/salsa mixture.  Fold the other half of the tortilla over the beans/salsa side, creating a half-moon shape.  Watch the heat carefully.  It needs to be warm enough to melt the cheese without being so hot that the bottom burns.

After a minute or so, carefully flip the quesadilla to cook the other side.  Heat for about one to two minutes.  Transfer to a plate and slice into sections.

Serve with freshly chopped cilantro, salsa, and sour cream.

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