Monday, May 18, 2009

meatless mondays

black beans are my favorite.  it's no surprise that i loved these flavorful quesadillas using this yummy bean dip, which i'm sure would be great alone with some chips.  

Black Bean-Smoked Chile Dip/Quesadillas

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

2 cups cooked black beans

1/2 cup water or bean broth

1 T. sunflower or safflower oil

1/4 cup sliced scallion (i used regular onions)

1 t. ground coriander

1 t. ground cumin

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 t. pureed chipotle chile or 1/2 t. cayenne

juice of 2-3 limes


warm the beans in the water.  Heat the oil in a small skillet.  Add the scallion and spices and cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes.  Stir in the cilantro and turn off the heat.

Coarsely puree the beans, scallion mixture, and chile in a food processor.  Taste; if you want it hotter add more chile in small increments.  Add lime juice and salt to sharpen flavors.  

layer bean dip, shredded monterey jack, coarsely chopped cilantro and pico de gallo onto corn tortillas for one awesome quesadilla 


darbishar said...

my mouth is watering! Thanks for posting!

C and G said...

This looks AMAZING. I'm making it tonight!

Erin said...

Mmmmm! I love me a good quesadilla! I'll definitely try this one.

C and G said...

Made it - love it!!!