1.30.2009

Veggie Quesadillas

A recent effort of mine has been to cut meat from my diet (six months now). I really wanted to see if eliminating it would make me feel better, and I must admit it's been a great experience, I had always thought that the meals wouldn't be as tasty without the meat and au contraire...they are great if not better. So I am sharing one of our favorite meals that we can thank April for.

Veggie Quesadillas
1-medium onion
1-bag of burrito size tortillas
2-yams
1-bag grated cheese of your choice
3-garlic cloves
7-sprigs of cilantro
1-can black beans (or any beans you like) -see note*
-optional- sour cream/guacamole

In food processor put onion, garlic, sprigs of cilantro and chop until a thick paste. Set aside. Slice yams into thin slices and place in oven at 400 and cook until tender about 10-15 min.

*note- I like my black beans like this:
In pot heat drained black beans and

1- cup vegetable stock
1- small tomato

2- cloves garlic
1/2- onion

1/4- tsp. cayenne pepper
1- tsp. salt

1/4- tsp. pepper
Cook on medium heat for about 10 min (or until desired texture). After beans have cooked, mash them with a fork.

After yams are cooked spread cilantro paste on tortillas, then mashed black beans, yams and cheese. Heat in pan until cheese is melted. Serve with spanish rice (let me know if you want a good recipe) and enjoy.
This makes about 2-4 quesadillas

3 comments:

camie said...

brilliant! i've wanted this recipe for awhile now, mom made it once and it was delish!

Lindsay said...

yum. that sound really good!

Jeffrey said...

Having had it, I can say it IS really good!