Black Bean Burger Quesadillas

Sunday, June 8, 2014
"Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day and into the night of his very own room where he found his supper waiting for him - and it was still hot."

- from Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak

What better way is there to show your love than by serving a hot supper? Especially if that hot supper is  something as delicious, and as healthy, as these black bean burger quesadillas. The combination of black beans and quinoa makes these the best veggie burgers I've ever eaten, and turning them into quesadillas makes a meal that's one of my favourite leftover ideas ever.


Black Bean Burger Quesadillas

(adapted from  Bake Your Day

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup white onion, chopped
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch salt
2 leftover cooked Black Bean Burgers (note: you can use uncooked burgers instead, but crumble them and cook with the onion mixture)
4 large tortillas
1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese, divided
Salsa (to serve)

Directions:

Heat the oil in a medium frying pan.  Add the onion, bell pepper, cumin, and salt, and saute for about 6 minutes, until the onion and pepper are tender.  Add the leftover black bean burgers and break them up to resemble ground “meat”.  Cook until warmed through.  Remove from pan.

Spread one quarter of the black bean mixture over the tortilla, then sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on top.  Fold the top of the tortilla over.  Repeat with remaining tortillas.  Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat until the outside is nicely browned and the cheese begins to melt.  Flip and continue to cook until the other side has browned. 


Serve warm with salsa.

20 comments:

bakewithjill.com said...

What a creative idea! I like black bean burgers but always serve them like a burger. This sounds delicious.

Valerie Gamine said...

One of my favourite childhood books! Perfect quote; splendid quesadillas. I'll have three, please! :)

Bonnie said...

Beth, I love black bean burgers. This a great idea to make quesadillas with the leftovers. I'm staying with my daughter helping with the cooking and household chores. I may this to my menu list. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Sounds yummy. I'm always looking for new ways to use black beans. Thanks.

Joanne said...

Ooo I love the idea of turning a veggie burger into quesadilla filling! Definitely the perfect warm and cozy meal.

Angie Schneider said...

A fantastic idea! Next time when I make vegetarian patties, I must save some for this. They look delish!

bamskitchen said...

What a great excuse to make some extra black bean patties! Delicious meal or snack any time. Have a super week. Take Care, BAM

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

Totally loving the black bean approach for these quesadillas! These would be a giant hit.. can't wait to taste!

grace said...

i love a black bean burger from time to time and this is a fantastic way to munch on one!

Katerina said...

I love quesadillas and this black bean version is right up my alley!

Elzbieta Hester said...

The quesadillas look fantastic. I need to make some...they've been missed around here...

ela h.
Gray Apron

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Beth, love, love Maurice Sendak - it even sounds great in German, the kids love his books, especially "Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen" (Where the wild things are).
And your recipe looks wonderful - I have never made Quesadillas before, but looking at yours, I know I should.
Have a great Tuesday!

Liz Berg said...

Quesadillas make such a great summer meal! And I love that your version features black beans...delish!!!

Belinda said...

Super healthy and a big hit for all!

Julia said...

I love the idea of a veggie burger, and turning a veggie burger into a filling for quesadillas is simply brilliant! Deliciousness!

amy (fearless homemaker) said...

I agree - perhaps one of the top ways I show my love to my family is by cooking them a nice, hot meal. And this one looks SO good. YUM!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Whoops, I think Blogger ate my comment (delete if this is a duplicate). Anyway, love that quote. And love black beans. They have so much flavor, and this is such a wonderful way to use them. Thanks.

kirstenlopresti said...

Oh, that looks delicious. Also, I love Where the Wild Things Are.

Juliana Levine said...

Nice quesadillas Beth, I like the somehow creamy beans with the cheese...great meal!
Hope you are having a super week :D

Claire Davis said...

Looks delicious! Love quesadillas :)

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