September 10, 2012

Loaded Veggie & Black Bean Quesadillas

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Oh yes, football season is BACK!!! To celebrate, I wanted to share these awesome quesadillas that are definitely worthy of joining you on the couch for the big game..... or games if you watch all Sunday long like we do ;) They are big, delicious, and will give you all the energy you need to cheer on your favorite team. (Go Bears!)


Vegan (with dairy-free cheese)
Gluten-free (with gluten-free tortillas)
Makes 2 large quesadillas

Ingredients
15 oz. can black beans
Tomato
Corn, about 1/2 cup (I used frozen and thawed it)
2 cloves garlic
2-3 green onions
Cooked brown rice
Shredded cheese
Cumin
4 large tortillas

Directions
Rinse and drain black beans. Chop tomatoes and green onion. Mince garlic.
Place a tortilla on a skillet. (I leave the stove turned off until assembly is complete.)
Add a layer of cheese, followed by the beans, veggies, and rice.
Add another layer of cheese to "glue" both sides together.
Sprinkle on a bit of cumin and then place the other tortilla on top.
Heat over medium for a few minutes on each side or until heated through.

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18 comments:

  1. this loos easy and delicious! my 2 favorite things!

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  2. this looks scrumptious pinning it now, making it later :) great pics too

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  3. Those look delicious!!! I love super easy weeknight meals that are healthy. Plus you can use whatever you have on hand. Love!

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    1. Hi Leanne! Me too! This one is definitely versatile with what you have on hand :)

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  4. Love how many veggies are in these. Great colors!

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  5. Oh those look good! I haven't had quesadillas for such a long time and mine are always much simpler. Note to self - try harder!

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    1. Hi Jacqueline! ALL quesadillas are a win in my book! Simple ones are fantastic too, and that's usually what I go with :) But these are awesome if you want to put in a little extra effort!

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  6. Love the look of this recipe, just pinned it, so I can try it later.

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  7. Made these, and they were very very good!!

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  8. What are the calories in this looks yummy!

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    1. Hi Nicole! I don't provide nutritional stats, but if you'd like to calculate your own you can try this website:
      http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
      I've heard it's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Hope that helps! Enjoy! :)

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  9. I made these for lunch today both vegan and gluten-free! So DELICIOUS! Mine did not turn out as beautiful as yours, but they were still amazing! Thank you for sharing this recipe (:

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    1. Hey Alison! I LOVE that you made these vegan and gluten-free! So glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for the sweet message! :)

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