These are my new favorites as of late. They are an easy, comforting go-to meal that take no time to make and are actually pretty healthy. Remember, you can always load up on veggies and reduce cheese in recipes like this to make them as low fat as you like.
Ingredients:(makes 1 serving and takes about 10 min)
2 organic flour tortillas (I get mine from Whole Foods, you could also use whole wheat)
handful of baby spinach
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup black beans (I used canned, drained beans but you could use any kind you like)
extra virgin olive oil
small pat of butter (melted)
handful of shredded cheese (I prefer a mexican blend) (optional)
cumin, sriracha sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, onion powder (optional)
In a small pot on the stove top, heat a few 2 tblsps evoo with the diced onions and cook until translucent. Add in black beans and mushrooms and cook for about 2 min. At this point, add in the spices. I used a dash of cumin, onion powder, salt and red pepper flakes. I also stirred in a very small spoonful of sriracha. Season to taste. Next, add in spinach, turn pot down to med low heat and cover with a lid while the spinach wilts. Stir occasionally until cooked and then promptly remove from heat. While veggies are cooking, heat a medium to large size pan on the stove top (this is a prep step to toasting the tortillas). Get the pan nice and hot. Brush the tortillas with butter and then toast them one at a time in the skillet. It only takes about 2 minutes per side. Set the cooked tortillas aside on a plate (use the same plate you plan to eat off to save cookware). Reduce skillet heat to medium. Place one tortilla back into the skillet and top with veggie mixture and a sprinkling of cheese. Place the remaining tortilla on top. Let it warm for about 30 seconds and then use a spatula to flip it onto the other side to warm for another 30 seconds. Remove tortilla from skillet onto dinner plate. Use a small pizza wheel to cut the quesadilla into four quadrants. Serve with fresh salsa, sour cream, guac and jalepeno slices!
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